From ballet and classical to theatre and jazz, Dubai Opera’s inaugural programme will kick off on August 31 with a performance by legendary Spanish tenor Placido Domingo. Described as one of the greatest operatic artists of modern times, Placido will be followed by Gioachino Rossini's masterpiece comedy, The Barber of Seville on September 1-3, and French composer Georges Bizet’s the Pearl Fishers from September 2-4.
Other noteworthy performances include Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons featuring Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante, flamenco superstar Sara Baras, and sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar who has five Grammy Award nominations and is the youngest – and first female – recipient of a British House of Commons Shield.
Comprising 49 performances from world-class acts, troupes and musicians, it’s time to head over to dubaiopera.com and be inspired. - Tracey Scott