The Katara amphitheatre will on Sunday host the 7th International Opera and Classical Music awards ceremony, which will feature nearly 100 musicians and some of the biggest names among opera artistes.
In this regard, Darwish Ahmad al-Shaibani, head of the Cultural Affairs Department at Katara - the Cultural Village Foundation, said 20 of the most renowned Opera artistes from around the world will take part in the ceremony which Katara is hosting jointly with Italy-based foundation, Verona per l'Arena.
He said choosing Katara to host the awards for the second time reflects the confidence the foundation enjoys at the international level and its ability to host such important events. "This is a great opportunity for the local artistes and musicians to contribute to these international and important events; besides it is a chance to exchange expertise with prominent international musicians," Shaibani said.
He also highlighted that opera artistes always chose the best cultural environment to present their shows and the ceremony would enhance Qatar's position on the world map of culture and arts.
With regard to the preparations, Shaibani said Katara has added new features to the ceremony this time with a new interactive visual background that would change according to the show and the artists playing.
In addition, eight large screens will display films relevant to the ceremony and biographies of some of the artistes with twice the number of lights compared to the first in 2014.