The highly-anticipated opening night for Dubai Opera’s opening sold out within hours.
Spanish maestro Plácido Domingo will grace the stage of Dubai Opera on August 31 to perform for 2,000 eager fans from around the world. Tickets ranged from 250 dirhams ($68) to 9,600 dirhams (about US$2615) for a lucky eight people who will watch the performance from a VIP box.
Considered by many to be the “King of Opera,” the 14-time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner will mark the opening of a development that’s set to become the cultural heart of the entire region. The venue will host top-tier international performances in the coming months, including renowned plays, West Side Story and Les Miserables.
“When we put together the inaugural season we didn’t know exactly how popular it would be across the GCC,” Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Opera, Jasper Hope, said. “The response on day one of ticket sales has been absolutely overwhelming with bookings being taken from more than 20 countries, from Saudi Arabia to the UK, from Germany to Japan.”
Hoping to snag a ticket? Worry not. You can sign yourself up to the waiting list on the Dubai Opera website and hope to be contacted by the venue, should spaces at the event open up.
Domingo, the Spanish tenor, conductor and arts icon, has earned silver, gold, platinum and multi-platinum records during his career, which has spanned more than half a century.
Possibly the greatest opera artist in modern times, Domingo will set off a series of performances at the Dubai Opera — 49 concerts in the first four months to be precise — including The Barber of Seville by Rossini and The Pearl Fishers by Bizet, which will both be performed by Italian musical ensemble Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste.