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You’ve heard of hip-hop, but what about trip-hop?! Influenced by soul, funk and jazz, this unique style also incorporates a bit of R&B, alternative rock and electronica. The genre originated from the UK in the early 1990’s and one of it’s biggest pioneers were Morcheeba… With the sultry voice of Skye Edwards and the psychedelic sound of guitarist Ross Godfrey, Dubai Opera is set to experience something special when Morcheeba stop off on their world tour.

As well as classics like Otherwise, World Looking In and The Sea, fans can also look forward to new tracks from the band’s latest album, Blaze Away…Catch Morcheeba for what promises to be a mesmorising and memorable performance at Dubai Opera on one night only – 31 October.​


It’s the story of a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight, and a Prince who swears his eternal love for her. It’s a timeless tale of good and evil, love and tragedy. It’s a ballet that has enchanted audiences since 1877. It’s Swan Lake, and it’s coming to Dubai Opera. Stanton Welch’s vibrant, modern take on this classic story is brought to life by Houston Ballet on rich and spectacular sets, with a live orchestra performing the hauntingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score.

This theatrical staging of Swan Lake is not to be missed at Dubai Opera, from the 24th to the 27th of October.



Based on the iconic 90s film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, ‘Ghost the Musical’ is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. It tells the tale of two young lovers, who are happy together in New York City, until one night changes everything. The show features memorable songs including With You, I’m Outta Here and Unchained Melody. Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera explains why it’s special.

Relive the romance, as the story unfolds at Dubai Opera from October 9-13.


Get ready to immerse yourself in the heart of contemporary Bollywood in a way that’s never been seen before. ‘Taj Express’ is a musical salute to the world’s most prolific movie industry, featuring the biggest hits of Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman and other iconic composers. Set to an unforgettable soundtrack, this theatrical experience tells the story of a budding composer who struggles to create his first score. Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera says it’s going to be a colourful fusion of film, dance and music.

Watch this dynamic production unfold from October 16-20.


Every week, Jasper Hope, chief executive of Dubai Opera joins Helen on Afternoons with Helen Farmer. This week, he was joined by Joanna Marsh, a British composer who has been living in Dubai since 2007. They discussed the auditions ahead of the BBC Proms next year and Ghost – the musical.

Listen to the podcast!


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