An unique opportunity to enjoy an exclusive opera dinner in the stunning ballroom of Warren House, Kingston, London featuring sensational Serbian baritone Nikola Mijailovic in aid of Hospices of Hope’s Serbia Hospice Appeal.
Nikola, who began his voice studies with his mother Opera Diva Radmila Smiljanic in Belgrade, made his professional debut in 1996 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as Schaunard in La Boheme. His career quickly took off and he has performed leading parts at La Scala and many other major world opera houses. He has sung opposite world greats including Pavarotti. We are definitely in for a real treat!
All proceeds from the evening will support campaign to establish Belgrade’s first in-patient teaching hospice, BELhospice.
Nikola Mijailovic will be accompanied by pianist Ljubica Grujic and programme includes performances by Serbian soprano, Silva McQueen and pianist Maya Jordan as well as actress Maja Barcot.
Ticket: £125 per person to include drinks reception, 3 course gourmet dinner with wine, coffee and entertainment
Dress Code: Black Tie
There are limited places available at the event, and we urge you to book tickets as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. To pay for tickets please go to www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/opera-evening-dinner/ or email Vanessa Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warren House has been chosen as the venue because of a special connection to Serbia through its former owner Lady Paget. The first time she went to Serbia was in 1910 as wife of the British Ambassador to Belgrade, Ralph Paget. Her humanitarian work started during the first Balkan War, when she established a hospital in Belgrade and worked there as a nurse. The outbreak of World War Two found Lady Paget in London, but she moved to Skopje in the former Yugoslavia, where she worked diligently to care for the wounded and the sick, so much so that she herself became ill with typhus. She stayed treating casualties up to 1916, when she was transferred back to the UK.
Belgrade is one of the only capitals in Europe that currently has no specialist in-patient hospice facility, resulting in needless suffering for those affected by a terminal illness such as cancer. UK charity, Hospices of Hope, the leading hospice development charity in the region, is working with its Serbian partner BELhospice to change this situation. A property has been secured that will be transformed into a 12 bed hospice with associated day-care and home-care facilities.
If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation towards the BELhospice Appeal, please make a donation on our website www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/Serbia
or pay directly to our bank account: Hospices of Hope Sort Code: 403106 Account No 62006472 Ref: BELhospice
or send your donation to Hospices of Hope, 11 High Street, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN145PG
Kingston upon Thames KT2 7HZ