Title: Famous Operatic Duets Language: English / Arabic Speaker: Monà Hallab
An evening spent tumbling around the world of opera through the most famous duets of all time. Monàwill present some memorable video performances and introduce them.
On the menu (some of the duets):
Bizet: Carmen - Parle-moi de ma mère
Mozart: Don Giovanni - La ci darem la mano
Verdi: La Traviata - Libiamo (AKA "Brindisi")
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Bess, you is my woman now
Wagner:Tristan und Isolde: "Liebesnacht"
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea: "Pur ti miro, pur ti godo"
Puccini: La Boheme - O Soave Fanciulla
Richard Strauss: Rosenkavalier - duet Octavian & Sophie
Bonus duet: SUPRISE, come and find out
Born and raised in Tripoli, Monà's passion towards music started with violin lessons at an early age. She then joined the Lebanese Higher Conservatory of Music to sharpen and enrich her skills as a violinist. It was at the conservatory where she first got introduced to the world of opera and classical singing. Her musical and vocal education were then continued at the Antonine University – Baabda. Italy was next on the list, and it was where she got her Masters degree in opera singing from Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali – G. Biccialdi. Aside from music, Monà holds a B.Sc. Of Public Health and Development Sciences, and a Masters in Public Health and Epidemiology. She currently lives in her beloved Beirut where she sings and teaches singing.