Maestro tenor Andrea Bocelli performs in Dubai this weekend
The Italian singer will host a gala dinner at Billionaire Mansion for one night only.Neil Churchill January 4, 2017
When it was first announced that Billionaire Mansion was launching in Dubai, and then subsequently when it opened in April last year, we imagined it would be a lot of things. But a venue for an intimate gig by one of the world’s greatest classical singers was not one of them.
But that’s what is happening this weekend as tenor Andrea Bocelli arrives in Dubai to give a 40-minute performance at the restaurant-slash-club.
The Italian maestro is widely heralded as having one of the greatest voices on the planet, and he’ll be showing it off for just the one night this Saturday as part of a gala dinner.
It’s come about due to Bocelli's friendship with businessman Flavio Briatore, owner of Billionaire Club. Hosting the singer at his latest venue has ‘been a dream’ for Briatore.
“It is with great joy that I have accepted my dear friend Flavio Briatore’s invitation to his venue Billionaire Mansion and I am ready to hold my very first performance of 2017 in Dubai, where I haven’t been for many years and where I always look forward to returning” said Bocelli.
A global phenomenon, Bocelli has many famous songs – his most iconic being Time to say Goodbye. He has also performed many memorable duets with the likes of Celine Dion and the late Luciano Pavaorotti. This weekend though it will be just him and his trusty piano on stage in Dubai.
In true Billionaire Mansion style, there is no such thing as normal tickets for this performance. The evening is part of a gala dinner, which will include the finest caviar and premium champagne. All package options include dinner, bubbles, wine and seats for the performance. Prices start at AED 5,500 and go up to AED 8,000. There is also an option of just soft drinks and canapés at AED 5,000 – appropriate for those doing ‘Dryanuary’. Whatever option you go with, you surely won’t fail to be stunned by the incredible power and talent of Bocelli’s voice.
We may only be one week into 2017, but this could be the musical performance of Dubai’s year, for classical fans at least.
Saturday 7th January, Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel. For reservations call +971 4 510 3100.