In a most anticipated debut, the famous Russian soprano Anna Netrebko will perform at this year's Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon on Aug. 27. The event is scheduled to take place during the festival's July 27 to Sept. 5 run this year.
Netrebko will be featured as one of the notable stars at the festival, which will be held at the Beiteddine palace on the outskirts of Beirut.
Other musicians that will perform as part of the gala's 30th anniversary include tenor Juan Diego Florez, Lebanese composer, singer and songwriter Marcel Khalifé, singers Kadim Al-Sahir and Reham Abdelhakim among others.
In addition, the internationally acclaimed Lebanese musician Marcel Khalifé and Al-Mayadine Ensemble will take to the stage on Aug. 5, reviving his most famous songs, such as "Rita wal Boundoukiyya," and "Oummi."
Khalifé's works have transcended the Arab world and have taken reached global audience as well.
Another noted set of performers, adding to the experience, will be Rebecca Ferguson, who will perform the greatest hits of the legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, and David Gray who has become a global rock hit over his career.
For Ms. Netrebko, though, she will be the guest tenor with Yusif Eyvazov and will be a part of the festival's final performances.