NewsMarch 10, 2022

Enjoy Georges Bizet’s Classical Masterpiece Under the Stars at Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island will be featuring top international opera talent Georges Bizet’s Carmen on March 22, 2022.

Produced exclusively for Velaa by Aaron Grant and Michelle Magladi, the opera is directed by Sara Widzer of Los Angeles Opera and conducted by French-American Christopher Ocasek.


The guests will have the opportunity to spend a night at the iconic luxury resort, watching the opera under the stars on the beach, with a stunning sunset on the horizon as a backdrop.

Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and services that go beyond traditional resorts. Designed by award-winning Czech architect Petr Kolar as “an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, intimate with Maldivian nuances”.

Velaa Private Island is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway in the Maldives. Velaa means “Turtle” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that flock there to nest and hatch. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body.

The resort comprises 47 private villas, houses, and exclusive residences. While 18 of the 47 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing, even more, privacy and exclusivity.

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