• Human Rights Concert 2018

    Human Rights Concert 2018

    December 8th. 2018


In close collaboration with the United Nations Office at Geneva, the Human Rights Council and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Fundación ONUART is honoured to organize the 5th Concert for Human Rights, to take place on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber, at the Palais des Nations. 

This year we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Human Rights declaration of the United Nations and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, which as some of you may know, the Chamber of the Human Rights was fully renovated by Onuart Foundation on 2008, promoting the great work of art in the United Nations which is the dome of Miquel Barceló. 

It was a great contribution of Spain through the generous effort of public and private institutions that underscores the role of Art as a powerful contributor to the development of Human Rights and the Understanding across Civilizations. 

I would like to give this day a special tribute to former Secretary General H.E. Kofi Annan, passed by the last 19th of August. He was the one who approved the remodelling project of the room and in 2008 and he attended his inauguration, with his successor Ban Ki-moon, and in the presence of His Majesty King Juan Carlos and President Rodríguez Zapatero. He was with us last year, in the celebration of the Concert for Human Rights. We thought we could count on his attendance on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of theinauguration of the room today, but today, and always, we will all remember him, and we will never forget his struggle and his victory for multilateralism.

H.E. Miguel Ángel Moratinos

Former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs

President of Fundacion ONUART

Named United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

Introducing the concert
Mr. Michael Moller
Director-General of UNOG
Mr. Vojislav Süc
President Human Rights Council
Mrs. Irene Lozano
Secretary of State of Global Spain
Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos
President Fundación Onuart

The concert
“Le nozze di figaro” Overture
(W. A. Mozart)
“Largo al factotum” from the opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
(G. Rossini)
“Ah guarda Sorella” from the opera “Cosi Fan Tutte”
(W. A. Mozart)
“Les filles de Cadix”
(L. Delibes)
“À Chloris”
(R. Hahn)
“Eri tu che macchiavi” from the opera “Un ballo in maschera”
(G. Verdi)
“Morgen” op.27
(R. Strauss)
“O mio babbino caro” from the opera “Gianni Schicchi”
(G. Puccini)
“Per me giunto” “O carlo, escolta” from the opera “Don Carlo”
(G. Verdi)
“Tambor de Granaderos” preludio
(R. Chapí)
“Il bacio”
(L. Arditi)
“Di Provenza il mar, il soul” from the opera “La Traviata”
(G. Verdi)
“Buffo di due gatti”
(G. Rossini)
“Habanera” from the opera “Carmen”
(G. Bizet)
“Si, vendetta” from the opera “Rigoletto”
(G. Verdi)
Concert pictures

Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands
Director: Pablo Mielgo

Mr. Leo Nucci – Baritone

Mrs. Fatma Said – Soprano

Mrs. Huiling Zhu – Mezzosoprano
Gala dinner

This concert has been celebrated thanks to the collaboration in its organization of:

Main private sponsors and patrons


This concert is officially sponsored by the Governments of Spain, Switzerland as well as the Republic and Canton of Geneva and the City of Geneva

The presence in this concert of the musicians of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands and the Harmonia Mundi Symphony Orchestra has been posible to the generous support of the following contributors and Friends

The artists
  • Pablo Mielgo

    A true citizen of the world. Pablo Mielgo’s talent and entrepreneurial spirit has led him to take on the mission of making music accessible to everyone. A network of friendships he has forged around the world, between Berlin and Qatar, Lucerne and Los Angeles, now allow him to enrich the concert programs of the Balearic […]

  • Huiling Zhu

    Born in Shanghai. She graduated from the Middle School affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music by Prof. Bian Jingzu, and started her vocal study in Europe. She studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg by Prof. Ingrid Kremling and there she made her bachelor and master degree of Lieder-Oratorio and opera with a first […]

  • Leo Nucci

    Leo Nucci Born at Castiglione dei Pepoli, near Bologna, he studied with Giuseppe Marchese and made his stage debut in Spoleto, as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, in 1967, he then joined the chorus of La Scala in Milan, and made his solo debut there in 1975, again as Figaro. Nucci’s career quickly took […]

  • Fatma Said

    A young soprano who is developing a brilliant career in the opera. Egyptian soprano Fatma Said made her debut at the Cairo Opera House at the age of 14 and is the first Egyptian soprano to receive a scholarship to study at the famous Teatro della Scala Academy in Milan. Last year Fatma has won […]