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One of the world’s most popular operas is coming to Dubai for three nights in September. Written by French composer Georges Bizet in 1875, ‘Carmen’ brings to life the dramatic story of Don Jose and the gypsy Carmen. It has everything you want from an opera: high drama, passionate characters and a love story, in addition to great melodies. The grand production will include spectacular costumes and sets and of course, an incredible orchestra. Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera, explains why it’s a must attend.

Watch this dramatic tale unfold from September 6-8.


‘The Magic Flute’ is an ideal show for all music and theatre lovers, featuring some of Mozart’s most beautiful pieces. It’s a fantastical tale that’s as moving as it is witty, and was the last opera composed by Mozart. On one hand, ‘The Magic Flute’ is a simple fairy tale about a damsel in distress and the handsome prince who rescues her, but the piece is much more complex beneath the surface. After receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences worldwide, the fairy-tale adventure now heads to Dubai from September 13-15. Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera, explains why it’s special.


Jesus Carmona is known for his energetic and powerful flamenco style, and is considered a pioneer in the dance genre’s evolution. Famed for his incredible footwork and his ballet-infused moves, Carmona’s unique technique and artistic direction has been well received by audiences worldwide. The charismatic artist is now set to perform live at Dubai Opera on September 19th alongside his team of 11 dancers, musicians, and vocalists, in a show featuring scores by some of Spain’s best-loved composers. Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera says it’s going to be another spellbinding and magical evening.


Some of rock music’s most iconic figures are heading to Dubai Opera for an epic evening of unmissable music and personal life stories. ‘Never Mind The Opera’ will see legendary bass player Glen Matlock deliver an unforgettable set, along with drummer Slim Jim Phantom and guitar ace Chris Spedding. They’ll be joined by guitarist and vocalist Hugh Cornwell, whose punk rock riffs are sure to impress fans with a dose of nostalgia. The accomplished live performers will take to the stage on September 20th. Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera promises a unique night for music lovers in the UAE.

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