Since opening its doors in 2016, Dubai Opera has become a symbol of Dubai and one of its premiere tourist destinations, with over 650 performances and events presented in the past 36 months, attracting over 625,000 visitors.
The iconic multi-format platform celebrates its third milestone anniversary with eight new show announcements including: Omar Kamal, Broken Wings, Katherine Jenkins, Camille Thomas, Dial M for Murder, The Greatest Love of All, Bjorn Again and La Traviata.
Omar Kamal 15 December 2019
Omar Kamal (pictured above) has a voice that transcends borders and decades. His honest, pure power and capacity for connection is the same genius that has defined the career of the greatest singing legends – influences felt in his eclectic catalogue and captivating performances from Sinatra’s jazz and swing to timeless Arab idols like Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Fairouz. Kamal brings together stunning repertoires and emotional hits for one enchanting evening.
Broken Wings 17 - 18 January 2020
An autobiographical account of Kahlil Gibran’s first love, Broken Wings is a musical adaptation of the iconic poet’s 1912 masterpiece. This moving new musical is written by Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, directed by Bronagh Lagan and produced by Ali Matar with orchestrations by Joe Davison. The events of Broken Wings highlight key issues of the time, yet the themes and debates raised remain increasingly relevant today, over a century later; the fight for gender equality, the freedom to love who we love, tradition versus modernity, wealth versus happiness, immigration and the importance of ‘home’.
Camille Thomas 6 February 2020
Nominated as Newcomer of the Year 2014 by the French-Grammys ‘ Les Victoires de la Musique’, Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas is set to perform a program featuring Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, 2, 3 and 5. Camille signed as an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon international, becoming the first cellist signed in 40 Years by the prestigious yellow label. Bach Cello Suites 1, 2, 3 and 5
Bjorn Again 7 February 2020
The world’s most popular ABBA Tribute Show, Bjorn Again will perform all the biggest and best ABBA hits in a highly-entertaining world-class show that is fun for all ages and nationalities. Critically acclaimed, endorsed by ABBA, praised by the world’s biggest rock stars and adored by fans worldwide:
Katherine Jenkins 22 February 2020
Britain’s best-selling classical artist of the last 25 years, Katherine Jenkins OBE graces our stage for one magical night on 22 February 2020. Cherished as one of Britain’s all-time favourite singers, last year Katherine was officially crowned The No.1 selling 'Classical Music Artist of the Last 25 Years’ by Classic FM. She has embarked upon numerous sold out tours and duetted with such names as Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Bryn Terfel, Rolando Villazon, and Il Divo, amongst others.
La Traviata 19 - 21 March 2020
Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the cornerstones of the operatic repertory and remains a favourite for singers and listeners alike. This iconic opera, by the National Opera of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko, features a score filled with incredible melodies, and some of the most difficult arias in the soprano repertoire. With a tense plot and vivid characters paired with Verdi’s perfectly attuned music there won’t be a dry eye in the house. La Traviata is also, most famously, the opera that Richard Gere takes Julia Roberts to see in Pretty Woman.
Dial M for Murder 7 - 11 April 2020
A brand-new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, Dial M for Murder. TV and stage favourite, Tom Chambers, (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic Dial M for Murder will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making. Also featuring Christopher Harper (Coronation Street), this ultimate masterclass in suspense is guaranteed to entwine you with its spine-chilling twists and turns.
The Greatest Love of All 16 - 18 April 2020
Dubai Opera, in partnership with Broadway Entertainment Group, is proud to present, The Greatest Love of All, a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breath-taking vocals of Belinda Davids, this is a beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers. This two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you are taken on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night, and more.
The upcoming season’s line-up will feature something for everyone, from opera, to modern dance drama, comedy, classical music concerts, musicals, theatre, world music, jazz, and much more.
Tickets for all new shows will go on sale to the general public on Sunday 8 September at 3 pm with a 20% Early Bird offer on the top two-seat categories, valid until 22 September. Tickets can be purchased on dubaiopera.com
To check Dubai Opera’s 2019/2020 season, visit dubaiopera.com
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