Summer al fresco opera nights at 5-star Castell Son Claret

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Operatic concerts with a gala dinner included have become a popular summer fixture at Castell Son Claret, the privately owned 5-star hotel in southwest Mallorca.  As the name suggests, this beautiful hotel is in a restored 19th-century former castle, near to the village of Calvià, and it’s an exceptional setting for these summer events.

On Saturday, July 8th, the first of Castell Son Claret’s three operatic nights for 2017 – under the banner of Castell Classics – took place, with a world-class performance by six young opera talents from the Accademia Teatro Alla Scala in Milan. It was the third consecutive year that singers from this renowned performing-arts school had sung at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret and the event was again a sell-out, with 170 people enjoying highlights from the Accademia’s 2017 ‘Love & Passion’ programme.

The concert took place on the large elevated terrace, which offers imposing views over Castell Son Claret’s fragrant Arabian-style gardens and makes an appropriately romantic setting for this genre of music.

Gala dinner by Fernando P Arellano

Castell Son Claret is home to Zaranda – the only two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the Balearic Islands. Fernando P Arellano is the genius chef behind the extraordinary cuisine here and he created a memorable gala dinner – ‘Serata Italiana’ – as part of this summer event at the hotel.

More summer 2017 events at Castell Son Claret

Opera lovers have two more summer musical treats to enjoy at this hotel, which has a peaceful setting in 326 acres at the foot of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tramuntana mountain range.

  • On July 29th, the celebrated Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva performs her summer favourites at Castell Son Claret. This opera sensation has appeared at prestigious venues around the world, including London’s Royal Opera House, where her lead vocals in Bellini’s Norma received critical acclaim.
  • The Castell Classics season for 2017 ends on August 19th with The Young Singers of the Salzburg Festival performing an eclectic programme of classics and a few surprise pieces too.

Both of these Castell Classics events include a welcome reception, the outdoor concert, and gala dinner with wines.

For more details or to book (highly recommended), visit or telephone 971 138 620.

©Jan Edwards 2017 (photos courtesy of Castell Son Claret)

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