In the 200th anniversary year of his birth, Giuseppe Verdi is still enchanting audiences in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with two concerts and an exhibition featuring his illustrated scores. The events took place against the backdrop of the UAE’s own celebrations for the 42th anniversary of their foundation.
The concerts and exhibition were part of the Italian Festival Weeks, 4 weeks of cultural, food and wine, and business events organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UAE. Organised by the Italian Embassy in the UAE, the Verdi exhibition was curated by Dario F. Marletto and Stefano Liberati, President of the National Academy of Art, which also sponsored the event. Read more, in Italian.