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Assala, June 16:
Acclaimed Syrian singer and regional favourite Assala is heading to Dubai for a night of world-class Arabic entertainment. She has been singing since the age of four, but made her commercial debut in 1991 with the best-selling album La Ta’rafou, which won her legions of fans across the Gulf.
With a musical career spanning nearly three decades, Assala has over 20 albums to her name in different genres, including complex classical Arab operettas, Khaleeji and mainstream pop.
This multifaceted artist is sure to thrill music lovers with her song book of fresh hits and old favourites. So mark your dates and experience a one-of-a-kind concert at Dubai Opera on June 16.
Music in the Studio, June 20:
Music in the Studio features a series of intimate concerts by some of the world’s finest artists. The performances are held at Dubai Opera’s pitch-perfect studio, giving audiences the chance to watch these talents in close confines.
The monthly programme, curated by internationally-renowned pianist, Amira Fouad, is nearing the end of its second season. The final session on June 20th features the award-winning Croatian duo Bruno Vlahek and Dubravka Vukalovic.
They are set to display their musical might in a dazzling showcase of two players on one piano.
Fête de la musique, June 21:
Did you know that June 21st is World Music Day? It’s also known as ‘Fete de la musique’ due to its origin in France. The concept of an all-day musical celebration to mark the arrival of summer first started in Paris in 1982, and it’s now celebrated in more than 120 countries.
In addition to offering free concerts and showcasing the latest trends in music, ‘Fete de la musique’ is a fantastic platform for new talent. Dubai will mark the occasion with an exceptional musical evening, featuring five local acts.
Alliance Française has partnered with Dubai Opera to bring us this incredible lineup of artists spanning different genres. The free-to-attend, unique musical experience will take place in The Studio and The Grand Circle at Dubai Opera on June 21.
The Definitive Rat Pack, July 3-4:
The world’s finest interpreters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. are heading to Dubai for two incredible nights of live entertainment. The British trio, known as the ‘Definitive Rat Pack’ have been paying tribute to the legendary singers at venues across the globe for the last 10 years.
They are now set to recreate that magic at Dubai Opera, performing some of the most popular hits from the golden era. Expect to swing along to iconic tracks including ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘New York New York’, and many more!
Jasper Hope, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera explains why it’s a must attend.
Suzanne Vega, July 5:
Acclaimed American singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is heading our way for a one-off concert. Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s.
She has sold more than seven million albums over the past three decades, and earned seven Grammy nominations along the way.
Vega will take to the stage at Dubai Opera on July 5th to perform some of her biggest hits, including ‘Luka’, ‘Tom’s Diner’ and many more. Jasper Hope, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera says the audiences are in for a real treat.