Saturday night Brabourne stadium radiated the etheral sounds of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted beautifully by Zubin Mehta as one large organic instrument featuring the Spanish tenor Placido Domingo. Now if you’re like me and don’t know a whole lot about opera check this out. He holds a world record for the longest ovation on the operatic stage with 101 curtain calls and 80 minutes non-stop applause after performing Otello (Verdi’s operatic version of Shakespeare’s Othello). Enough said. Also invited to perform was Italian soprano Barbara Frittoli – again apologies for focusing on this but I think its way cool that she’s the voice of the “blue diva” in The Fifth Element!