Taking musical performances to new heights, Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest peak, hosted the highest concert in the country on 27th October, when the global sensation Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors descended on the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah.
Devised by award-winning Czech musician and film composer, Michal Dvořák, Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors fused the Baroque masterpieces and compositions of Antonio Vivaldi with 3D visual effects and light shows, propelled by contemporary energy.
More than 1200 guests attended the event, that took place on the 27 October, 2017, which is part of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority’s (RAKTDA), goal of developing lifestyle entertainment across the emirate. Set at 1,600 metres above sea level, the unique event was a dazzling live performance and was attended by His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and other dignitaries.
This latest event, has not only become the highest concert ever to come to the UAE, it also provided a genuine sensory overload at one of the emirate’s iconic landmarks.
“The sold-out event indicates that people in the UAE and outside have an appetite for these kind of events in the unique setting of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak,” commented Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. “This is the first of many such events to come. We chose Vivaldianno because it has a compelling story, steeped in history. We intend to bring events that resonate with deep history and culture – as that is one of the key pillars of our destination brand.”
Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors assembled a large orchestra to cover classical and art-rock instrumentation on a specially-constructed mountain stage. Featuring large-format projections in front of and behind the performance areas, the show boasted a complex and sophisticated light design utilising cutting-edge technologies to create an unequalled 3D musical experience. The cast of renowned musicians from all over the world were supported by complex imagery and choreography, breathing new life and colour into masterpieces including The Four Seasons.
“We are retaining the original score while adding modern instruments the way Antonio himself might have included them. The show strives to enforce and emphasise the original music in a contemporary means of expression,” Dvořák noted.