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Dubai Opera has a lot in store for spectators in the new year with loads of performances for every taste.

Kicking off 2019 in Style

The venue transforms for New Year’s Eve into a massive Black and White Party. #1 DJ in the Middle East and pioneer ofArabian electronic dance music, DJ Said Mrad leads the way through the main event. He’s the same guy that curated the tunes at George Clooney’s wedding!!

DJ Said Mrad will be supported on New Year’s Eve with live music by Chinua Hawk and DJ C. And, of course, spectators will get a superb view of Dubai’s famous fireworks show as well as the Dubai Fountain.

Iconic tales like Shakespeare’s Othello

This award-winning musical hits Dubai Opera from 31 January to 2 February. It follows a critically acclaimed tour and London run. Richard Twyman’s vital production of Othello is performed by UK Theatre Award winners English Touring Theatre in a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Consequently, the musical has garnered an all-star rating across the board.

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays. It depicts a life torn apart by prejudice. In it, a western colonial power employs the newly-married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. As a result, in a society torn apart by discrimination and fear, Othello’s life quickly unravels. In the end, manipulated by Iago, he turns on everything he holds dear.

Operas and ballets from all over the world

Throughout February and into March, operas and ballets from around the world adorn the stages at Dubai’s magical opera house. Shows range from Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov to The Merry Widow to the Stars of the American Ballet. Hence, the wide range of entertainment brings Dubai’s class level up a notch, placing out city on the map of international culture.

The Merry Widow – Image courtesy of Stage and Cinema

“Piaf, le Spectacle” on Valentine’s weekend

One of the most iconic and desperately romantic singers of the 20th century, Piaf’s music mesmerises. The musical depicts the singer’s journey to the top and back and to the top again. Additionally, it’s beautifully placed on Valentine’s weekend. It’s the perfect show for couples and singles alike.

Piaf, le Spectacle – Arabian Business

Thriller the Musical in March

There are few people on Earth unaffected by the amazing tunes of the King of Pop. Seen by almost five million people in over 30 countries, “Thriller Live” continues to moonwalk around the world. It takes spectators on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45-year musical history. Direct from London’s West End, it is now in its record-breaking 10th year.  Thus, this concert celebrates the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.

The Legendary “Phantom of the Opera”

The legendary “Phantom of the Opera” joins the performance listing for autumn of 2019. The news was announced late last week with pre-registration already on fire. In fact, there’s already a waitlist for this iconic performance. POTO is arguably the most famous and celebrated operas of our time. And now, you can see it right here in Dubai.