Dubai Opera turns one. Here’s what to see this year
Opera house hosting huge concerts after celebrating first anniversary
Dubai Opera is celebrating its first anniversary following its opening in September 2016, and the city’s first purpose-built performing arts theatre has released some brilliant stats about it to mark the occasion.
Since it opened 12 months ago, the venue has welcomed more than 200,000 guests through its doors to witness many of the fantastic artistic, musical and cultural performances it has since hosted. In fact, including its opening event – a performance from the “king of opera”, Placido Domingo – an average of 4,000 people per show have attended more than 50 shows.
Coming up this year is UK pop-rock band Scouting For Girls, performing on Friday October 20. It will be the first gig at Dubai Opera to make full use of the theatre’s floor as a standing-only venue. Also coming up this year is South African legend Johnny Clegg, as well as a trilogy of Mozart performances, plus one of the biggest composers and songwriters in the world today, Rufus Wainwright, coming to town in December.