Opening Night with Placido Domingo @ Dubai Opera on 31st August 2016
Dubai Opera will launch with a concert by legendary Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo.
Described as the ‘King of Opera,’ Domingo has performed over 4,000 times and in 147 roles. He has even claimed a Guinness World Record for the size of his repertoire and for having received 101 curtain calls after a performance – Verdi’s Otello at the Vienna State Opera.
Apart from the Spanish tenor’s concert, there will be a lineup of 49 other concerts in the first four months of the historic arts complex’s launch with shows like The Barber of Seville by Rossini, The Pearl Fishers by Bizet, and the Giselle and Coppelia productions of The Russian State Ballet.
Despite what its name might suggest, Dubai Opera won’t just host opera performances, the announced line up includes a huge variety of shows and genres such as ballet, musicals, classical music, theatre comedy, magic, rock, pop, jazz and more.
Dubai Opera will also welcome renowned Catalan tenor, José Carreras, who celebrates ‘A Life in Music,’ with his final world tour. One of the three tenors along with Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, Carreras is highly acclaimed for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini.
Dubai Opera is situated inside the newly created Opera District in Downtown Dubai, so close to the Burj Khalifa: you’ll be able to look out of the window during the interval and watch the Dubai Fountain show (apparently the view from the venue is pretty impressive).
Dubai is to get a state-of-the-art 2,000 seater music venue. According to information released by Emaar, Dubai Opera is ‘envisaged to be as iconic in appearance as the world-famous Sydney Opera House’, and ‘is styled on the traditional sailing vessels of the Arabian Gulf, the classic wooden dhows that are synonymous with the world-famous Dubai Creek’.
Tickets for a show at the prestigious venue start from Dhs250, and go up to as much as Dhs6,800 and Dhs9,600 for an eight person VIP box.
Tickets can be booked online at www.dubaiopera.com