Zucchero July 5th: Considered as « the biggest star of Italian pop music », Zucchero has sold more than 40 million albums. He has composed, written and interpreted great hits such as Sensa una Donna, (famous duo with Paul Young), and Wonderful Life. Known for his very particularly sensual voice, he has also interpreted Misere with the biggest tenors of our times: Andrea Bocceli and Pavarotti. Zucchero performed on the biggest international scenes and will give his last concert of his world tour in Baalbek. A show for all, where the sounds of guitars, soul choral, rhythm blues, classic songs along new ones will be sung to offer us a magical evening.
Saber Rebaï July 7th: Enshrined in the Arab press as « Superstar of the Arabic Song » Saber Rebaï is an accomplished artist. Singer and songwriter, he composed music for several of his songs including «Wala Kelma », which was a huge success. He has toured the world: the Arab countries, Europe, America, Australia and South Korea. He also performed in the most prestigious halls like the Olympia in Paris, the theatre of Carthage and the Cairo Opera House. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the “Prince of Arabic Tarab” and “Best Arabic Singer” in 2004. At Baalbelk, Saber Rebaï will present a varied repertoire and will interpret tarab, romantic songs and his most famous titles such as « Sidi Mansour », « Ya Assal »,” Atahada el Alam »…, to the delight of young and old.
Jessye Norman July 13th: Jessye is a diva of our times. Recognized by all for her unique voice that has made her the most sought after opera singer in the world, Jessye Norman has marked the field of lyrical song by her unique stamp. Winner of a Grammy Award in 2006 for her entire carrier, the Mayor of Pasadena in California declared the 22nd of September the “Jessye Norman Day”. Known for her voice but also for her amazing presence and sparkle, we all remember Jessye Norman wrapped in the French flag singing La Marseillaise a capella in front of one hundred thousand people. At Baalbek, she will sing all the Duke Ellington, Bernstein and Gershwin hits inside the temple of Bacchus.
Mashrou’ Leila July 15th: In the two years since Mashrou’ Leila became the revelation on the local Lebanese music scene they have performed at sold-out venues in Lebanon, Cairo, Amman, Paris, Amsterdam and Prague. The group has been hugely followed and built an impressive fan club. For this unique concert in Lebanon in 2012, Mashrou’ Leila will interpret their best-selling hits and their all time most popular songs such as Shim El Yasmine, Raksit Leila, Habibi ou El Hal Romancy but also a large part of the songs on their next album which will be recorded next spring. For the closing show of the Baalbeck International Festival’s 2012 program Mashrou’ Leila promises us a special evening.