Monday, May 29, 2017

Dubai Opera

It’s official: Evita is coming to Dubai

Dubai Opera has confirmed that it will start 2018 by staging the critically acclaimed musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice.

The production about the rise and fall of the controversial Argentine political leader will include the smash hit ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’.

Dubai Opera CEO Jasper Hope got listeners excited as he announced the news on Dubai Eye 103.8’s The Ticket:

FIRST LOOK: An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Dubai Opera

The Dubai Opera has quickly become one of the UAE’s iconic landmarks since its opening in August 2016. Home to some of the most famous productions in the world, the awe-inspiring venue is also set to welcome the finest squash players on the planet when the season-ending PSA World Series Finals comes to town on June 6-10.

Sports Tonight’s Chris McHardy was given a sneak peek of what goes on behind-the-scenes. Follow him on his little journey of discovery…

Tickets for the PSA World Series Finals are on sale for as little as Dh50 at Make sure you don’t miss out on this sporting spectacle played out on one of the most famous stages in the world.

Mary Poppins is in town!


Not seen Mary Poppins yet? Here’s a sneak peek of the world’s famous nanny wowing the audience at the Dubai Opera.

MARY POPPINS PICMary Poppins, the world’s favourite nanny, is coming to Dubai to unleash some magic tricks, teach us the values of a happy life, and treat us to some classics.

The much-loved Disney classic starring Julie Andrews dominated the cinemas in the 60s and has since become a must-see for all families.

Legendary producer Cameron Mackintosh brought it to the theatrical stage over a decade ago, introducing the loveable Mary to new a new generation.

Based on a series of children’s books written by Pamela Travers, the story takes place on London’s Cherry Tree Lane, where Mr and Mrs Banks are desperate to hire a caretaker for their unruly children, Jane and Michael. Their prayers are answered when a mysterious young woman appears on their doorstep and takes on the challenge. Through magical adventures, Mary teaches the kids a very important lesson that their parents also learned: “Anything can happen if you let it”.

After dominating theatres in the UK, the cast and crew are ready wow a UAE audience, promising laughter, music reminiscent of your childhood … and lots of flying.

Dubai Opera brings you Mary Poppins the musical from the 1st to the 25th of May.

Scroll through for some fun Mary Poppins facts:


The Ticket’s Mark spoke to Zizie Strallen, who plays Mary.



Ever since Dubai Opera opened its doors, audiences from the UAE and beyond have been blown away by the world class talent and entertainment at Dubai’s newest cultural destination.

From the building’s stunning design which takes inspiration from Emirati culture, to the state-of-the-art auditorium, there was much excitement even before opening night.

The “King of Opera”, Placido Domingo was the first to take the stage and brought audiences to their feet with a thrilling performance of opera classics:

With a spectacular array of shows on offer, from ballets, opera, and the Impossible Magic Show, the response from audiences has been phenomenal.


But this is just the beginning.

In the coming months, Dubai Opera will be hosting an incredible variety of world class talent unlike anything seen before in the region. Including everything from pop idols, to iconic musicals, masters of opera, to legendary Arab artists.

Dubai Opera is the hottest ticket in town.

Find all the details of upcoming performances right here on Dubai Eye 103.8, the official radio partner for the Dubai Opera.



At Dubai Eye 103.8, our mission is to keep you across all of the information to come out of Dubai Opera and that’s where the team from The Tickets will come in.  Tune in every Wednesday at 3.30pm for a weekly spot, dedicated to keep you up to date with interviews and sneak previews.

All of these interviews and sneak previews wouldn’t be possible without the man who makes the decisions at Dubai Opera, Jasper Hope.


jasper-hopeJasper Hope is Chief Executive of Dubai Opera.

Prior to his role at Dubai Opera, Jasper held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Albert Hall in London. As one of the world’s leading cultural and entertainment destinations, Jasper was responsible for the successful implementation of all operational management criteria and the leadership of the day-to-day business of the Hall.

Under his leadership, the prestigious venue achieved close to 400 events each year, making it one of the busiest and most successful venues in the world.

Renowned in the industry as a creative, commercial and resourceful leader, Jasper has proven experience in successfully delivering a programme of change for the venues he leads in addition to conceptualising and executing a diverse range of notable events in unique venues.

To hear more from Jasper and his interviews so far with The Ticket, click on the below interviews:

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