“Opera Star” International Opera Awards
in Expo2020 Dubai, U.A.E.

Under the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

The 8th Edition dedicated to Master Luciano Pavarotti

Mission and history

The Opera Star, promoted by Verona per l’Arena Foundation, by the Italian Confederation of Associations and Foundations for Lyrical and Symphonic Music with Italian institutions and private entities, contribute in supporting and promoting the Opera Lyric Music in the world.
The Opera, recognized as a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO, is a bridge between the past and the future, has deep roots in the Italian and European history and renews its charm by offering new interpretations encouraging new generations of talents.

The awarded categories are: Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Mezzosoprano, Bass, Contralto, Orchestra, Choir, Ballet, Costume Designer, Director, Scenographer.

Since 2010 Opera Star – International Opera Awards®️ has been organized by Alfredo Troisi, owner of the copyright. The exclusivity for the production of future editions in the Middle East has been given to Finservice FZ LLC which works in partnership with local companies.
Opera Star it is the unique, authentic, exclusive and original event that awards the protagonists of the Opera world.
The International Opera Awards is under the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, the U.A.E. Ministry of Culture and Youth.

International Opera Awards in Dubai

In the outstanding framework of the Expo2020 Dubai, U.A.E. and in collaboration with the Italy Pavillion:
Wednesday, December 29th 2021, 8:30 p.m., the DUBAI MILLENNIUM AMPHITHEATRE, AL FORSAN PARK will guest a VVIP Red Carpet to participate in an evening dedicated to the late Master Luciano Pavarotti, the greatest Italian tenor.
1000 international Guests, including Members of the Royal Families, Ambassadors and delegates, will participate in this live event that promises to be the flagship among the events promoted by the Italian Pavilion.
The evening will see the succession on the stage of international guest stars with ballets and scenographies, inspired by one of the greatest contemporary Theatre Director Franco Dragone who will be awarded during the evening.

An exceptional evening dedicated
to the Master Luciano Pavarotti


The Presenters

The gala event will be presented by
Benedetta Paravia and Guy Manoukian.

Special Performing Guests

Guest artists who will perform during the Awards include: Giovanni Allevi (pianist), Alberto Gazale (baritone), Hussain al Jassmi (singer and composer), Fatima Al Hashmi (soprano).

Special Awarding Guest

Hussain al Jassmi

Hussein al Jassmi
Emirati Pianist, Compositor and Singer



Located in the Al Forsan Park, this Amphitheatre is a venue for cultural programming, musical performances and performing arts.
The Amphitheatre is a hub for cultural entertainment displays at the Expo site.

Exclusive pre-event Party

December 28th 2021 from 7pm

A dazzling and exclusive evening among 300 selected international guests will set your brand in a top scenario. Your logo will be placed on the official invitations and at the entrance of the luxurious Swedish Villa in the Heart of Europe at the unique World Islands where international photographers, bloggers and media will boost your brand.