After three years and more than 650 shows, Dubai Opera is geared up for another spectacular season.
The iconic venue has confirmed an epic lineup of new performances featuring diverse talent from around the world.
It’s an extensive list, featuring the likes of Palestinian jazz crooner Omar Kamal, the ABBA tribute show Bjorn Again, and the Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder.
You can also look forward to Khalil Gibran’s Broken Wings, acclaimed cellist Camille Thomas, and the Greatest Love of All in honour of Whitney Houston.
Jasper Hope, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera, says the support from the UAE audience has been key to their success.
Omar Kamal 15 December 2019
Omar Kamal 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.
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.
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