The Barbados Tourism Authority has announced the dates for the tenth annual Holders Season in Barbados as 11th - 29th March 2003. One of the major highlights of the Barbados Events Calendar, the Season features spectacular performances of opera and musical theatre, and is set outdoors on a grassy stage where candelabras and tropical sounds provide a romantic setting in the grounds of Holders House.
Highlights from Holders Season 2003 are set to include the amazing talents of opera stars Christine Esterhazy and Francesco Araiza; Holders` favourites Kit Hesketh Harvey and Melanie Marshall performing Gilbert and Sullivan and Shakespeare`s masterpiece, `A Midsummer Night`s Dream`, performed by Edward Hall`s theatre company.
The Season will also present Bajan sax sensation Arturo Tappin with partner Julian Joseph, world-renowned guitarist Martin Taylor, the delightful Lizzie Wort who will be performing Orwell`s classic `Animal Farm`, and Jamaican reggae sensation, Monty Alexander.
Holders 2003 will end on a spectacular Gala Finale on 29th March, with the talents of Canadian Robert Pilon together with his musicians and the Barbados Cavite Chorale. The ensemble is set to perform music from Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, complemented with sounds from the well known `gypsy king`, Argentian American Alex Fox.