Pangkor Laut Resort Announces ‘Opera in Paradise’ Lineup

By David Salazar

Pangkour Laut Resort in Malaysia has announced that it will present its second edition of “Opera in Paradise” this October.

The event, which takes place between Oct. 18-20, 2024, will feature mezzo-soprano Laura Wright, soprano Cathy-Di Zhang, and tenor John Longmuir, alongside flutist Andrea Giminelli.

Wright was a winner of the BBC Chorister of the Year award and performed for Queen Elizabeth II. Zhang is an associate of the Royal Academy of Music and has been a major performer at Opera Australia and Victoria Opera in recent years. Finally, Longmuir is a winner of the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and has performed at Opera Australia more than 500 times throughout his career.

“Opera in Paradise” was inspired by a legendary concert that Luciano Pavarotti gave on the island.