World-class performers act for over 90 clients and guests
On 13 August Engel & Völkers celebrated the first anniversary of the exclusive shop location on the Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, with a concert at the famous Hotel Cala di Volpe. More than 80 clients and guests joined the E&V team Porto Cervo in a private concert of operatic highlights. Performers were tenor Marc Heller, who among others has lead roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Melissa Marshall, star of the Broadway production of Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” and Gianluca Marcianò, director of the Opera House in Zagreb.
The one night only performance and the post-concert champagne reception were made possible by a sponsorship co-operation between E&V Porto Cervo and the Swiss Alternative Investment AG from Lachen, Switzerland. The evening started with a little reception and the opening speech of E&V office manager Daniela Ciboddo. Gianluca Marcianò, a true virtuoso on the piano, was guiding through the program giving some additional information to opera-lovers and novices alike.
The program included highlights from operas like Tosca, Rigoletto and Turandot. In addition the American Artists also performed songs like “Summertime” from the Show “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin. The Costa Smeralda with its beautiful beaches rarely offers cultural events on this level and therefore the response of the customers exceeded all expectations and the work was rewarded with a standing ovation.
The following reception was a welcome opportunity to spend time with existing clients and meet potential new ones. Even property owners from Alghero drove more than two and a half hours to be part of the celebration. The local press as well as star-photographer Tiziano Canu also enjoyed the evening. Special thanks were given to Hans Cauchi, the director of the Starwood Luxury Hotels on the Costa Smeralda who personally invited Engel & Völkers to celebrate at the Hotel Cala di Volpe.
On a personal note the event ended with clients meeting friends in the lobby of the Cala di Volpe talking enthusiastically about the event. After being asked why they were not invited the clients answered: “Because you do not work with Engel & Völkers.”
Porto Cervo is one of the most exclusive property markets in the world. With beach front villas costing from 50 to 150 million euros and a fierce competition of another 55 real estate agencies on the Costa Smeralda, Engel & Völkers has been able to establish itself as one of the leading agencies with properties valued at more than 200 million euros.
The concert was part of a larger marketing campaign including sponsorship of a number of events. The beautiful bay of the Cala di Volpe with the super-yachts was a splendid backdrop for this evening. With temperatures still at 30 degrees the summer feeling was perfect.
For further information: Daniela.Ciboddo@engelvoelkers.com