Music and a view

music July 06, 2017 14:02

By The Nation

Grand Opera Thailand is set to give six performances after the next few months at Banyan Tree’s Vertigo Too lounge on the 60th floor of the hotel.

The performances will present productions of critically acclaimed musicals such as “Chicago”, a tribute to the nostalgic era of the Boogie Woogie boys and girls, and tragic opera “La Traviata”.

The series opens on Wednesday (July 12) with “Les Miserables” based on the French historical novel by Victor Hugo and first published in 1862. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.

Subsequent shows will include “Chicago” on August 9; “Phantom of the Opera” on September 6; “La Traviata” on November 8; a pop-opera featuring the “Boogie Woogie Boys & Girls” on December 6 and an International Tribute to Valentine’s Day o February 14.

Tickets start at Bt2,800 for balcony seats and include unlimited servings of beverages, and Bt4,900 for a crafted 4-course degustation meal with wine pairings.

Grand Opera Thailand was founded in 2011 by internationally renowned opera singer Stefan Paul Sanchez. Since then, the organisation has entertained crowds and filled venues all over Asia. In Thailand the troupe are regular performers at exclusive embassy events, including Queen Elizabeth’s 85th birthday celebration at the British Embassy, and later this year will perform at the French Ambassador’s Residence for Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

For reservations and further information, call (02) 679 1200 or email