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Maltese soprano stuns in Charles & Ron gown for performance at Cannes Film Festival 2021
Stunning from start to finish!

Jillian Mallia

Maltese soprano, Nicola Said, stunned in more ways than one at the Global Short Film (GSF) Awards during the prestigious international Cannes Film Festival 2021. The local soprano entertained patrons with her exquisite voice while also looking like a million bucks in a dress designed by Maltese very own design duo, Charles & Ron.

The GSF Festival Award was organised by entrepreneur, producer and fashion designer, Andres Aquino at Villa Elegance in Cannes, France. Nicola performed Je Veux Vivre from French opera Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod and Quando Me'n Vo from Puccini's 1896 opera La Bohème;  both were specifically chosen to accompany the theme of life and love, and beauty and love.

Also performing on the night was the world-renowned violinist, Edmond Fokker van Crayestein.  Nicola sang in front of a number of distinguished guests from the entertainment world, including Dr. Olympia Gellini, founder, Chairperson and President of WORLD Film Institute and founder and CEO of Beverly International Film Festival and the award-winning actor and Producer, Vincent De Paul.

In a nod to her Maltese heritage, she wore a stunning gown generously sponsored by Maltese designers, Charles & Ron while her travel was supported by the Malta International Airport. Upon her return from Cannes, Nicola said "taking part was an amazing experience. I met fantastic people in the entertainment industry and have just been invited to sing in the New York Fashion Awards in February!" Congrats!

Nicola was first introduced to designer Andres Aquino by Hollywood Composer William Camilleri and then asked to sing at this prestigious event in the Cannes Film Festival and calendar.  Andres Aquino is the GFS founder and director. After the event he said, "Nicola, you came, you sang and conquered Cannes, transporting us to a magical and delightful world where you rule with your powerful voice. I am looking forward to seeing you at our next event in New York".

Congrats, Nicola!

19th July 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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