A Classical Christmas Fantasy with Jetwing Colombo Seven
This year, Jetwing Colombo Seven is set to sprinkle some festive magic with an enchanting, romantic, and jubilant musical evening featuring Classical Baritone Gehan Cooray from Los Angeles, and Soprano Dhanushi Wijeyakulasuriya from Pennsylvania, on 19 December, 2018 at 7.30 p.m.
Gehan Cooray’s repertoire as an actor and singer encompasses opera, broadway musicals, film, and theatre. Gehan’s most recent feature film enabled him to act alongside the five-time Emmy Award winning actress Heather Tom from “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and he is currently recording an album in Los Angeles.
Gehan has also directed and performed in operatic works such as Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville”, portraying the villainous Count Almaviva and the heroic Figaro respectively, while Dhanushi performed the roles of Susanna and Rosina in the same operatic productions with Gehan.
Dhanushi has presented several vocal recitals in Pennsylvania, the most recent being “Dream With Me” in April, 2018. Here in Colombo, she also played the role of Christine Daae in Jerome de Silva’s production of “The Phantom of the Opera”, before moving to the U.S.
This very special “Classical Christmas Fantasy” programme will thrill everyone in attendance with a range of operatic and classical pieces by Mozart, Donizetti, Schubert, and Ambroise Thomas, as well as songs from the American Musical Theatre repertoires of Jerome Kern, Leonard Bernstein, Kander and Ebb et. al. The audience will then be treated to a whole spectrum of perennial Christmas carols and nativity hymns, including Angels We Have Heard On High, Adeste Fideles, Let It Snow, O Holy Night, Silent Night, What Child Is This?, and Joy To The World. Select verses of the more traditional carols will be sung in Latin and French.
Tickets are priced at Rs. 6,000 and will include a delicious five-course menu and a glass of wine. True to its history of support for the arts in Sri Lanka, Jetwing Colombo Seven has been home to several amazing musical events.
To purchase tickets for “A Classical Christmas Fantasy” or for additional information, please call Mahinda on 0763110979.