18 - 20 October

This place is enchanting, it is paradise here. This morning when I woke up, I went out (and) I was really moved,
almost crying to see how beautiful things has (been) done by God. Because this is really paradise.

- Luciano Pavarotti

In October 2023, Pangkor Laut Resort, nestled in a secluded island paradise, bore witness to an unparalleled crescendo of artistry with the
debut of Opera in Paradise. Featuring globally renowned musicians who have graced the world's most prestigious concert halls, this extraordinary
event unfolded against the enchanting backdrop of the private island, promising an unforgettable symphony amid its natural splendour.

Now, prepare to be captivated once again as we proudly present the second edition of Opera in Paradise. This time, we welcome a
new line up of award-winning performers, including Andrea Griminelli returning as the Musical Director,
Laura Wright from the UK, Cathy-Di Zhang and John Longmuir from Australia.

These extraordinary performances will grace a stage unparalleled, harmonising seamlessly with Pangkor Laut Resort's
unique ethos of 'One Island, One Resort.' Here, treasured moments are meticulously curated amidst a
backdrop defined by sunshine, sea, sand, and an ancient rainforest dating back two million years.


Andrea Griminelli is an acclaimed Italian flautist with a distinguished career spanning over 35 years. Renowned for his sensitive interpretations and remarkable technique, he has garnered accolades and awards worldwide, including a Grammy, the Prix de Paris, and an Italian Knighthood. Having collaborated with Pavarotti himself, Griminelli was invited by the tenor to perform at his concert in New York's Madison Square Garden at the youthful age of 25. Griminelli returns as the Musical Director of this event, which serves as a tribute to Pavarotti's historic performance on the island.


Laura Wright, a renowned mezzo-soprano, has graced high-profile events worldwide, including performances for Her Majesty the late Queen Elizabeth II. Notable for writing the anthem "Invincible" for The Invictus Games, Laura has performed it at various prestigious ceremonies. Since winning BBC Chorister of the Year at the age of 15, she has become one of the decade’s top-selling artists and is currently working on her 7th album.


Cathy-Di Zhang, an award-winning soprano and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, completed her studies there on a full scholarship. Returning to Australia in 2020, she has since performed with top Australian companies, debuting in multiple roles including for Opera Australia and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Previous roles include Zerlina in "Don Giovanni" and Mimi in "La Bohème". She has also appeared internationally and participated in prestigious festivals.


John Longmuir, a celebrated tenor from Edinburgh, Scotland, trained at the Australian
Opera Studio and has won prestigious awards including the Herald-Sun Aria and the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award. Notable for his role in Berg's "Wozzeck", he has performed over 500 times for Opera Australia in various roles. Longmuir has also made significant appearances on the concert stage, collaborating with renowned orchestras worldwide. Additionally, he served as a judge on channel Seven's "All Together Now".


“Pavarotti couldn’t get enough of it, Joan Collins honeymooned there… but you don't need to be a millionaire celebrity to holiday at the private island of Pangkor Laut.”

- Daily Mail


18 - 20 October 2024 (Friday - Sunday)
3 Days, 2 Nights
From MYR 6,500++

A weekend to savour in world-class opera and exquisite gastronomy, all set upon the most pristine stage imaginable.

Accommodation from 18 - 20 October 2024, minimum of two nights' stay is required. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for two adults at selected restaurants. Return scheduled speedboat transfer to and from Marina Island Pangkor.
Pre-concert cocktails at Fisherman’s Cove on 19 October. Opera concert on 19 October followed by Gala Dinner.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact our travel consultant at:
Email: travelcentre@ytlhotels.com | Telephone: +60 3 2783 1000