Dubai Opera’s entertainment calendar features a mind-blowing and diverse collection of amazing shows. These are just two of our favourite things that are coming up.
Gladiator Live, 19th September
It’s one of director Ridley Scott’s greatest triumphs. Gladiator is the tale of Maximus Decimus Meridius, the Roman general, who through a cruel turn of fate is dispossessed of land and rank and becomes “husband to a murdered wife, father of a murdered son.” Thrown into the bleak brutality of the Roman colosseum, he fights for honour, for vengeance, for the memory of his family and for the glory of a Rome, one man against an empire.
Are you not entertained? Dubai Opera will be showing the epic with a concerto twist; a live symphony orchestra performing Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-winning score, tweaking the cinematic experience up to 11.
From AED 175. 18th-19th September, 8pm. Dubai Opera House, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. www.dubaiopera.com
Lea Salonga, 5th-6th March 2020
She’s a hero back home in the Philipines and around the world, people know her voice from giving song to Disney princesses Jasmine and Mulan – she was named an official Disney Legend in 2011, so we’d say she’s pretty much a queen too.
Salonga also has a lifelong musical pedigree and made history as the first Asian performer to play Eponine in Les Misérables on Broadway.
5th and 6th March 2020. Dubai Opera House, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. www.dubaiopera.com