This place is enchanting, it is paradise here. This morning when I woke up, I went out (and) I was really moved, almost crying to see how beautiful things has (been) done by God. Because this is really paradise.
- Luciano Pavarotti

This private island paradise that is Pangkor Laut Resort soars to new operatic heights on the wings of world-famous artistes in October this year. From 20 - 22 October 2023 and for one special weekend every year thereafter, Opera in Paradise will welcome renowned musicians who have lit up concert halls and become household names the world over for an unforgettable symphony set within this private island getaway.

For this year's inaugural Opera in Paradise weekend, guests at the resort will discover the sensational talents of its three headline acts; Andrea Griminelli, Belle Voci, and Michael Austin. These three acts will be performing on a most unusual stage; in a forever paradise espousing Pangkor Laut Resort's unique ethos of 'One Island, One Resort'; where treasured moments are formed amid an idyllic setting of sun, sea, sand, and two million-year-old virgin rainforests.

A charity drive will run concurrently with the Opera in Paradise weekend. The funds raised will be directed towards Hospis Malaysia, a charitable organisation with a vision to make palliative care universally accessible. This is achieved through the provision of evidence-based palliative care to patients and families at no charge, coupled with the training of others to extend this essential service to those who would otherwise be unreachable.


Andrea Griminelli is an Italian flautist whose successful career has spanned over 35 years. His sensitive interpretations and astonishing technique have earned him accolades and awards from all over the world, including a Grammy, the Prix de Paris and an Italian Knighthood. Griminelli also worked with Pavarotti himself, and at the tender age of 25, was invited by the tenor to perform at his concert in New York's Madison Square Garden. Griminelli will also serve as the Musical Director of this event which pays tribute to Pavarotti's historic performance on the island.


Belle Voci, Italian for 'beautiful voices' is a double act comprising Emily Burnett and Sophie Rowland who met at the age of 22. Having accidentally applied for The Voice UK, Belle Voci progressed all the way to the live final in 2018, performing to over five million viewers on primetime television, singing My Heart Will Go On with their idol and coach, Jennifer Hudson. The absolute highlight of their careers to date was singing the National Anthem at the FA Cup Final in 2019 and supporting tenor extraordinaire, Alfie Boe OBE who even invited them on stage to duet with him at his Scarborough show and again in London. Emily and Sophie's mission is to spread opera and classical music far and wide and bring it audiences anew.


Michael Austin is an American performer, who received his Master of Music from New York's Julliard School of Music. As a theatre performer, he achieved history becoming the only African-American Othello of this time and, the first non-Chinese performer to sing a leading role in a Chinese opera (Mulan Palms).


“Pavarotti couldn’t get enough of it, Joan Collins honeymooned there… but you don't need to be a millionaire celebrity to holiday at the private island of Pangkor Laut.”

- Daily Mail


20 - 22 October 2023 (Friday - Sunday)
From MYR6,500++ in a Garden Villa
From MYR30,000++ in a 3-Bedroom Hilltop Estate

Accommodation from 20 - 22 October 2023, minimum of two nights' stay is required. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for two adults at selected restaurants. Return scheduled speedboat transfer to and from Marina Island Pangkor. Welcome cocktails on 21 October at Royal Bay Beach Club poolside. Opera concert on 21 October followed by dinner.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact our travel consultant at:
Email: travelcentre@ytlhotels.com | Telephone: +60 3 2783 1000