It was truly a magical night at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel on Saturday night where the country’s leaders reflected upon 2016 and welcomed the new year, 2017.
The occasion to do this was the 2016 Opera Under the Stars, hosted by Sheraton Samoa and St. Therese Retreat & Accommodations. The Show is normally staged at Leauva’a but this time the classy ballroom of the Sheraton Samoa provided the perfect venue for an evening to remember.
The Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and who’s who of Samoa were decked in their finest to be serenaded by the heavenly operatic voices on show.
Among them was award winning, Marlena Ott Devoe. Other stars featured included Joel Amosa, Kalauni Pouvalu, Ipu Laga’aia, Anotinette Alena Tuipe’a, Paul Lavea and Kilika Leavasa.
The night was hosted by Tuilagi Igelese Ete, a renowned award winning musical director who has worked in some of the movie industry’s best films including the Moana movie.
Here are some of the photos from the evening.