Internationally renowned opera singer, Stefan Sanchez, will star in La Siesta Resort & Spa’s Christmas celebrations over a three-night period. This is a unique experience for Hoi An town as well as an honor for the Resort where Stefan makes his first ever performance in Vietnam.
La Siesta Resort & Spa, Elegance Hospitality Group’s five-star resort in Hoi An, announces its sparkling star-studded festive programme for December and the New Year. Entertainment and sumptuous celebratory menus, featuring traditional and contemporary Vietnamese dishes as well as time-honored Western favorites, create a magical end to the year.
‘La Siesta Christmas Celebration’ and ‘La Siesta New Year’s Extravaganza’ take place in the enchanting settings around The Temple Restaurant’s twinkling saltwater pool. Celebrations feature local and international entertainment, traditional lion dances, popular resident Philipino band. Countdown the hours to 2018 in style with New Year’s Eve fireworks and poolside dancing.
As part of this festive season, La Siesta Resort & Spa is proud to announce their special guest star, distinguished opera singer Stefan Sanchez will lead the Resort’s outstanding Christmas line up. Stefan will perform exclusively for the Resort over a three night Christmas period. He is an internationally acclaimed opera singer and the first ever artist of his caliber, and in his musical genre, to perform in Hoi An.
Stefan’s musical career is far-reaching and influential starting over 20 years ago and features many prestigious honors, appointments and inspiring projects.
He studied singing and the piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London, one of the world’s leading conservatoires and the oldest one in the UK. Graduating with distinction, he went on to study at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid. Stefan has many accolades to his name including becoming the youngest principle baritone to perform at the New Sadler’s Wells Opera in London.
As part of his work creating inspiring projects, he formed the European Chamber Opera (EChO) in 1992. This is a dynamic inspiring young company employing many young singers, directors, designers and orchestral musicians giving them a professional platform as international artists, at the most crucial stages of their development. In recognition of his work with opera singers, Stefan was subsequently made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1998. In the same year, he became the Founding Artistic Director of London’s prestigious and famous Holland Park Opera.
Stefan embarked on a worldwide profession as an opera singer, director and teacher. He has long been delighting global audiences with a repertoire of great opera arias, operettas and songs from the musicals, performing throughout the UK, Europe, USA, the Gulf States, India and South East Asia.
For many years, Stefan has been wowing audiences in Thailand and entertaining the crowds around Asia. In 2011, he founded the Grand Opera Thailand, which presents productions of numerous critically acclaimed musicals, performing at many prestigious and exclusive events.
In addition, he runs training courses for young opera singers and established the European Chamber Opera Thailand.
Although his musical career has taken him around Asia, he has never yet performed in Vietnam. “We are incredibly honored and delighted that Stefan Sanchez will perform as part of our Christmas celebrations. He will bring his inspiring voice and spirit to the Hoi An community and we are very proud indeed that he has chosen our venue for his first Vietnam performance”, commented Mr. David Coyle, General Manager of La Siesta Resort & Spa.
Stefan will give a recital of specially selected operettas and musicals as part of the ‘La Siesta Christmas Celebration, during 26, 27 and 28 December.