Grand opening of Al Bustan Festival



An array of political personalities as well as social figures, were present at Auditorium Emile Bustani of hotel Al Bustan, on the invitation of the president and the committee of the festival. A concert under the direction of maestro Gianluca Marciano charmed the public at the opening. A classical program is scheduled for this year festival. On the program were Herodias and Thais of Massenet, Samson and Delilah of St. Saens, Semiramis of Rossini, Queen of Saba of Gounod, and Mithridates and Idomeneus of Mozart, divinely interpreted by Anush Hovhannisyan, soprano; Ketevan Kemoklidze, mezzo-soprano; Giulio Pelligra, tenor; And Igor Golovatenko, baritone.



Arlette and Karine Hayek with Mexican ambassador Jaime Garcia Amaral

Michelle Garzouzi, Mr Debbane, Nada Fawaz, Nicolas Garzouzi, Fadi Fawaz and Mounir Doueidy










India Abdini, Elham Raphael and Cathy Tyan

Lama and Tammam Salam










Laura Lahoud and Nayla Mouawad

Stephanie Sahyoun and Marc Audi










British ambassador Hugo Shorter and Mrs Shorter

Chadia Tueni and Loubna Obeid











Tatevik Shahinyan, Mirna Bustani and orchestra conductor Gianluca Marciano

Micha Abi Samra with Spanish ambassador Milagros Hernando










Minister Ghattas Khoury and Mrs Khoury with Laura Lahoud

May and Faysal al Khalil











Roula Doueidy and Leila Machnouk

Joumana and Louis Hobeika