Date: 31 Aug 2016 onwards
Ticket price: C reserve- AED 350, B Reserve- AED 550, A Reserve- AED 750, Premium- AED 950
Category: Musical, Entertainment
Admission: available at www.dubaiopera.com
World renound Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will perform at the grand opening of the Dubai Opera House, on August 31.
He will lead an eclectic line up of 49 concerts that were announced for the unveiling for the first four months of the historic arts complex that is based in the heart of Downtown Dubai, in the shadows of Burj Khalifa. The concerts are going to feature orchestral performances, Indian classical music, ballet, flamenco and a magic show.
Between the highlights is a performance by Domingo’s fellow citizen José Carreras. The legendary tenor’s Dubai break is part of his final world tour titled A Life in Music. Arabic contemporary music will also be available with Emirati singer Hussein Al Jassmi who will be captivating all with his melodious voice.
The UAE’s heritage will be glorified with a performance of Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers and the opera classic The Barber of Seville by Rossini will also be performed.
Classical musical enthusiasts can enjoy the Mozart Gala and the Postcards from Vienna by the acclaimed Vienna Concert Verein. Italian violinist and conductor Fabio Biondia is going to lead the Europa Galante orchestra for a version on Vivaldi’s much admired The Four Seasons. More Italian splendour is on offer with Opera Without Words, an evening of the nation’s greatest overtures performed by an ensemble from the Trieste based opera house Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi. World music admirers should look forward to the UAE return of the sitar virtuoso and Grammy Award winner Anoushka Shankar, and Flamenco icon Sara Baras will be presenting her new show Voces, Suite Flamenca which pays tribute to six heroes of the dance form.
The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia will team up to bring the family ballet Coppelia, while the Imperial Ice Stars are going to present their version of The Nutcracker on Ice. The Bejart Ballet Lausanne are also going to make an impression with their productions of Ballet for Life and a Ballet gala evening featuring their rendering of Greek Dances, Piaf and Bolero.
Slava’s Snowshow will host the performance of artist Slava Polunin. The international renowned production includes enchanting stages that includes a breathtaking blizzar sequence. The programme will be a part of Dubai Opera House’ plans to become the premiere arts hub in the Middle East.
“We are bringing world class performers to Dubai who will appeal to residents and tourists alike, and will help broaden even further the incredible international appeal of Dubai,” said chief executive Jasper Hope.
He talked about the venue expecting to host more than 200 concerts in the next 12 months, including rock and pop household names to be revealed in May. The 2,000-capacity venue is based in the heart of Downtown Dubai, in the shadows of Burj Khalifa.
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