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PTIS International School hosts Opera Under the Stars
On 17 November over 150 guests gathered by the lake at PTIS International School’s amphitheater for an evening of grand opera performed by singers from Portugal, Spain and Thailand.
The concert included many popular songs from a wide range of operas: La Traviata, Cosi fan Tutti, The Marriage of Figaro and La Bohème as well as some lesser-known songs from operas such as Simon Boccanegra and Gianni Schicchi.
The venue was “a magical experience” according to one visitor. The evening started with a stroll along candle-lit pathways to the PTIS amphitheater where flood lights illuminated the trees and sparkled on the lake. A grand piano gleamed dimly in the starlight – but was brought to life by the talented fingers of pianist Arithas Udomtasnee, currently Professor of Piano at Mahidol University Bangkok. A display of fireworks and sky rockets lit up the evening sky at the end of the concert.
“Thank you for bringing opera to Chiang Mai!” a visitor enthused as she left with stars in her eyes and performers’ autographs firmly clutched in her hand. Opera Under the Stars will return in November 2012 and further information may be obtained from the organizers at christopherh@
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Established in 2001, PTIS International School is one of the most prestigious international schools in South-East Asia and one of only a few boarding schools in Asia offering the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).
Residing on the tropical grounds of Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning, PTIS provides a holistic (Pre K-12) IB education on a spacious, nature-filled campus, with comfortable boarding facilities to accommodate international students from across Asia and beyond.
More than 35 nationalities make up the international school student body. At Traidhos, visiting students and adults of all ages can also enjoy specialized professional sport academies in Tennis, Golf, Cricket and Football.
With a 100 acre campus admired by international schools of Thailand and across the world, the school boasts a peaceful and studious environment, with famous Thailand hospitality to help nurture the students' growth and development.