Phantom of the Opera in Dubai: fast facts

Get the lowdown on the Dubai Opera show

Phantom of the Opera in Dubai: fast facts

Phantom of the Opera arrives at Dubai Opera this week (Wednesday October 16), running until Saturday November 9 and we can’t wait.

Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in Broadway history, and it’s an epic production telling a classic love story, based on the book by Gaston Leroux. The award-winning musical also features some of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous music, including hits such as Think of Me and Music of the Night. In fact, the original cast recording has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. For all you need to know about Phantom of the Opera, click here.

Here are some fast Phantom facts to wow your fellow theatregoers with.

6,000
The original production’s chandelier is made up of 6,000 beads. It’s three metres wide and weighs one tonne

130
Cast and crew members are needed to stage the massive production

33
Years old. The musical was first performed in London on October 9, 1986

13k
Phantom of the Opera had more than 130,000 performances on Broadway

15
The show is performed in 15 different languages around the world

40
A whopping 40 million copies of the original cast recording of the show have been sold worldwide

109
The original book was written 109 years ago in France by Gaston Leroux

2.5
It takes two and a half hours to apply the Phantom’s make up

250
Kilograms of dry ice were used in the original production, per show

140
More than 140 million people have seen the show around the world

35
The show is performed in 35 different countries…

15
… in 15 different languages

70
It’s won more than 70 theatre awards

Caught your interest? The Phantom of the Opera runs in Dubai for three weeks, don’t miss it.
Prices vary. Mon-Sat 8pm, Fri & Sat 2pm, 8pm. Oct 16-Nov 9. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com (04 440 8888).

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