Dubai Opera announces mega line-up for 2019/2020

Acts include Katherine Jenkins, La Traviata, Omar Kamal and more

Dubai Opera announces mega line-up for 2019/2020

Since openings its doors in 2016, Dubai Opera has completely changed the culture scene here in city.

Over the past three years, the tremendous venue has continuously brought some of the best performers in classical, pop, rock and theatre to the UAE with more than 650 performances and events that have attracted more than 625,000 visitors – and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

To celebrate its third birthday, the theatre has just announced eight new shows and it's set to be an exciting season that will feature everything from opera, to modern dance, drama, comedy, classical music, musicals, theatre, world music, jazz, and much more.

First in the mega-line-up is talented Palestinian singer and composer Omar Kamal who’s set to perform on Sunday December 15, 2019.

On Friday January 17 and Saturday January 18, 2020 Broken Wings will be performed on the big stage. The musical is an adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s 1912 poetic novel – a tale of tragic love.

Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas will be performing on Thursday February 6, 2020. The cellist was nominated as Newcomer of the Year 2014 by the French Grammys and is also signed as an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon making her the first cellist signed in 40 years by the prestigious record label.

Calling all dancing queens. The world’s most popular ABBA Tribute Show, Bjorn Again will perform all the biggest and best ABBA hits on Friday February 7, 2020.

Katherine Jenkins, Britain’s best-selling classical artist of the last 25 years, will be gracing the stage on Saturday February 22, 2020.

Giuseppe Verdi’s iconic opera La Traviata will be playing from Thursday March 19 until Saturday March 20, 2020. With a tense plot and Verdi’s perfectly attuned music there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

A brand-new production of Dial M for Murder will hit the stage on Saturday April 11, 2020. Tom Chambers (think Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing) stars as Tony Wendice in this adaptation of the iconic thriller.

And lastly The Greatest Love of All will be taking to the stage from Thursday April 16 to Saturday April 18, 2020. In partnership with Broadway Entertainment Group, the critically acclaimed live concert will be honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston and will feature the vocals of Belinda Davids. Hits will include I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and, obviously, Greatest Love of All.

Other upcoming shows that have already been confirmed include Josh Widdicombe, Gladiator Live and Harry Potter in Concert, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Music in the Studio, Phantom of the Opera, an Aretha Franklin tribute act by Mica Paris, “Let Her Go” singer Passenger, Bootleg Beatles AKA the world’s best The Beatles tribute band, composer and pianist Guy Manoukian, The Nutcracker, ’80s pop legends a-ha, Disney legend Lea Salonga, and the Gypsy Kings - to name a few.

To see the full line-up and to book tickets head to Tickets for all the new shows will go on sale to the general public on Sunday September 8 at 3pm with a 20 percent early bird offer on the top two seat categories until Sunday September 22.

Winter 2019 is also lining up to be one that will be long-remembered in the UAE for its absolutely pitch-perfect line-up of concerts – find out all about them here and get booking.

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