The Katara amphitheatre dazzled the audience with the 7th international Oscar Awards ceremony for the Opera and classical music with 100 musicians performing on stage with the participation of a handful of world-class musicians and biggest names of artists in Opera.
The ceremony was presented by Italian musician Enrico Stinchello and Inas Mohammed who honoured six of the winners of the Opera Oscar awards on stage, while other winners were announced among many nominees.
A special award went to the renowned Qatari maestro Matar Ali Al Kuwari who was awarded the Opera Golden Award and another went to the Italian Operant Mariella Devia. During the ceremony, HE Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara was honoured by Alfredo Troisi (owner of the copyright of the ceremony) for his efforts to host this very special occasion in Katara for the second time.
Dr Al Sulaiti expressed his deepest gratitude to host this international world-class event which is labels the art of classical music worldwide. He said:
Katara has always been keen to contribute in adding to the cultural scene, not only locally but also on the international level which affirms our message and vision to become a lighthouse for intercultural activities. This is a great opportunity for the local artists and musicians living in Qatar to contribute in these international and important events, besides the chance to exchange expertise with prominent international musicians and raise to add to their experience.’
He also highlighted that the Opera artists always chose the best cultural environment to present their talented musicians, which enhances Qatar’s position on the world map of culture and arts.
Katara had hosted the Oscar Opera and Classical music Awards in 2014 successfully and this is the second time Katara hosts this event in cooperation with Italian based Verona per L’Arena institution.