There’s something for everyone at Dubai Opera this February
Following the successful run of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s Evita at Dubai Opera, the iconic venue is gearing up to host a number of other performances that are set to entertain, amaze and inspire audiences.
Mica Paris, March 16
Mica Paris is a soul singing sensation from the UK, renowned for the range, power and soulfulness of her voice.
Since releasing her debut album in 1988, the platinum-selling artist has become one of the UK’s most respected singers, recording numerous top-ten hits.
Mica has collaborated with the likes of Prince and Jools Holland, and has starred on the West End stage, playing the lead role in the UK tour of Chicago.
She’s also known for her dazzling performances of some of the best-loved songs of legendary jazz singer, the late Ella Fitzgerald.
These include ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’, and ‘Imagine My Frustration’ Mica Paris brings her highly acclaimed show ‘Mica Sings Ella’ to Dubai Opera for one night only on March 16.
World Doctors Orchestra in aid of Al Jalila Foundation, March 22
T Two or three times a year, physicians from more than fifty countries exchange their white coats for evening attire, and perform a benefit concert for people in need of healthcare.
The World Doctors Orchestra brings together Classical Masters and Modern Maestros.
In their shows, around 100 physicians-turned-musicians perform some of the best-loved pieces from iconic composers like Beethoven:
The World Doctors Orchestra’s next appearance takes place at Dubai Opera on March 22, in aid of the Al Jalila Foundation.
Rag’n’Bone Man, March 23
LCritically-acclaimed British star Rag ‘n’ Bone Man has one of the most recognisable sounds in the modern music scene. Involved in music since the age of five, he’s worked with rap groups and hip-hop artists, developing a unique blues-inspired style to go with his deep, bass-baritone voice.
After building a dedicated fan-base through his Blues Town, Wolves and Disfigured EP’s, Rag ‘n’ Bones shot to widespread attention with his single, Human: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s debut album, also called Human, quickly went platinum after its release in February 2017, featuring other hits such as Grace (We All Try), and Skin.
Rag ‘n’ Bone will be playing at Dubai Opera in a one-off show on March 23.
Moein, March 25
Moein is a legendary Middle Eastern singer, known as “the prominent voice of love.”
Born in Esfahan in 1951, he began his artistic career as a radio singer.
He released several albums before becoming widely noticed with his 1986 LP, Yeki Ra Doost Midaram.
Moein is best known for his love songs, such as Safar, Roya and this one, Hamdam:
It’s not only ballads that make up his greatest hits however, with Moein having many energetic pop hits, like Bigharar and Majnoon.
Moein has performed around the world, and appears at Dubai Opera on March 25.
Happy 1st year anniversary, Dubai Opera!
It’s been a year full of music, laughter and magic at Dubai Opera.
Over the past twelve months, we’ve been entertained, moved and inspired by Broadway musicals, world-famous singers and one-of-a-kind productions.
The iconic venue was also converted into a squash court for the prestigious PSA World Series Final, and transformed into a grandiose Iftar venue for Ramadan.
And with the recent opening of Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera, audiences can now enjoy a hearty meal or a quick bite before or after a show.
Award-winning Australian chef Sean Connolly’s eponymous brasserie serves hearty favourites such as steak and oysters, familiar fare for those who’ve dined at his restaurants across Australia and New Zealand.
The eatery’s modern art deco furniture is coupled with pieces that will remind people of the Sydney Opera House, of which Connolly has fond memories.
Here’s what you need to know about the man who will make sure you’re well-fed and happy on your night out at the Opera.
He became interested in cooking as a young boy, while watching his grandmother in the kitchen.
His father got him a job at the local Hilton when he was 12 years old. He ended up working there for a couple of years.
When he was 18, he got a job in the kitchen of the iconic QE2
He’s a celebrity TV chef! He has starred in cookery shows, which reach households across 35 countries.
It’s his first time to set up a kitchen in the Middle East, and we’re so happy it’s in Dubai!
Let’s take a look at some of the best moments from over the past year at this iconic landmark at the heart of Downtown Dubai.
200 thousand tickets sold and more than 50 spectacular events later, the region’s culture and arts hub continues to bring us more world-class artists, amazing performances and beautiful music.
Here are some of them:
Dubai Opera: A Look Back, A Look Ahead
Dubai Opera marks the first half of the year by looking back at some of the best performances it has staged in the past six months.
CEO Jasper Hope has a few favourites. Listen in:
And the UAE’s only opera house promises an equally exciting second half of the year, with more voices and visuals to delight a diverse audience.
MORE ON DUBAI OPERA
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.
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 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.