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 the 19th of December 2018 at 7.30 pm.
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 5 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.
Jetwing Colombo Seven – a five star urban resort, stands tall in the exclusive environs of Ward Place, offering the discerning traveller chic, contemporary accommodation surrounded by Colombo’s urban life. Bringing you a step closer to home, the 98 rooms and serviced apartments at Jetwing Colombo Seven reflect the hotel’s signature design – spacious accommodation unlikely to be found in a metropolitan hotel. The resort promise unparalleled personalized breathing space replete with luxury amenities set in an ambience that is both elegant and modern at the same time.
Experience a revolutionary style of dining at Fifty7 – the hotel’s main restaurant, dishing out some of the finest Fusion gastronomy. A panoramic view of the Colombo skyline, with the sun sinking into the Indian Ocean against the backdrop of a luminous sky, is one you cannot miss at the rooftop restaurant and bar – Ward7. Have a moment with yourself when you dip into the rooftop infinity pool and spot the many attractions in the city. Jetwing Colombo Seven also offers conference facilities that can accommodate up to 150 individuals and a meeting room that can cater to 50 participants.
To purchase tickets for “A Classical Christmas Fantasy” or for additional information, please call Mahinda on +94763110979