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Dubai's first opera theater to open in August

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, August 4, 2016  /  03:30 pm
Dubai's first opera theater to open in August

An image provided by Dubai Opera shows a rendering of the city's first performing arts theater. (Dubai Opera/-)

Dubai's first performing arts theater is slated to officially open on Aug. 31 with a performance by legendary Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, known as “the King of Opera”.

Designed by Janus Rostock, the Dubai Opera building sits in the shadows of Burj Khalifa in central Dubai, considered to be one of the most prestigious locations in the world. It plans to host various high-profile international acts, including orchestral performances, ballet, flamenco and magic shows.

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"Dubai Opera is bringing a spectacular calendar of performances, from defining operas to exhilarating ballets and compelling classical music in our opening year," CEO Jasper Hope said in a statement. "The line-up of performances will be a revelation for culture-lovers in the city."

The Dubai Opera can accommodate 1,000 people for gala dinners and up to 2,000 for theater performances. It also has a room for smaller performances and a rooftop restaurant with views of The Dubai Fountain.

After Placido Domingo’s sold-out opening, Les Miserables will be the first musical show held at the theater in November. (tif/kes)

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