Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga returns to Dubai Opera on the 5th & 6th March 2020 after her sold-out debut in 2017. Recognized throughout the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, she will perform her Broadway hits, Disney film favorites, and an exciting array of pop and musical theatre standards as well as selections from her latest album. Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre.
Salonga was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival, in addition to starring in the 10th and 25th Anniversary Concerts filmed and recorded for PBS. Lea’s other Broadway appearances include Flower Drum Song and Allegiance.
As a concert artist she has toured the world, performing sold-out concerts in some of the world’s most iconic venues, including the Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Carnegie Hall, and London’s O2 Arena. On television, she serves as a judge on the Philippines hit version of The Voice.
Salonga's 2019 The Human Heart Tour saw sold-out audiences and record-breaking sales across North America. On Broadway, Lea most recently starred in the 2018 Broadway revival of Once on This Island as the Goddess of Love, Erzulie. The show’s return to the Broadway stage earned a Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Musical” and also garnered Lea and the cast a Grammy nomination for “Best Musical Theater Album.”
“The Disney Legend Lea Salonga gave two sold-out and amazing performances at Dubai Opera in 2017 and I am delighted she’s agreed to return in 2020 to once again thrill fans with her incredible talent,” said Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera.
Tickets are on sale at dubaiopera.com starting from AED250. There’s a 20% Early Bird offer on VIP, Platinum and Gold seating categories valid until 21 July.