When it’s Dubai, the parameters of scale and grandeur go up several notches. So it is with the latest iconic building, the Dubai Opera, which was inaugurated with much fanfare on 31st August, 2016, with the world’s most prestigious tenors, Plácido Domingo, performing. The much awaited event’ tickets were sold out in less than three hours of tickets being released to the public in April.
The Dubai Opera is a 2,000-seat multi-format venue for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events and seasonal programs, within The Opera District. Promising to bring entertainment from around the globe to the Middle East, Dubai Opera is set to light up Dubai’s social scene with incredible world class entertainment, productions and performances including a whole host of talent from opera, to musicals and ballets to illusion shows and live music.
The venue boasts a range of parking facilities including Dubai Opera parking, valet parking and boulevard parking. The Dubai Opera program is available to view online and tickets to The Pearl Fishers, The Barber of Seville, Opera Without Words, Coppelia, Giselle, Postcards from Vienna, Mozart Gala, Impossible, Jose Carreras, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Sara Baras, Anoushka Shankar, Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Les Miserables, The Nutcracker on Ice, Slava’sSnowshow and West Side Story can all be purchased online.
Jasper Hope, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera had this to say on the opening night, “Tonight was a musical moment in history. Dubai Opera looked stunningly beautiful tonight and those fortunate enough to be inside can confirm it sounded spectacular with a wonderful performance by the legendary Plácido Domingo. We are very much looking forward to welcoming many more people to the venue over the next few days, weeks and months and firmly intend for Dubai Opera to make a major and lasting contribution for the future.”