Emirates News Agency – “Dubai Opera” celebrates one million visitors .. 6 years of magic

From / Muhammad Jaballah.

DUBAI, 13th August / WAM / At sunset every day, it looks like a sailing ship that has just emerged from the depths of the sea, pulsating with movement, with the most magnificent performances held on board, and in its space the most famous sounds flew.

It is the “Dubai Opera” that is lit up by “Symphony” that pendant chandelier with glowing lights, which contains nearly 3,300 crystals hanging in its lobby, with a majestic backdrop of the Dubai Fountain; In the shadows of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in a very elegant and relaxing scene, six years have passed since that building, which has become a destination for lovers of culture and classics.

In an enjoyable experience, the Emirates News Agency was briefed on the latest technologies and advanced technology behind the scenes of “Dubai Opera”, the bright center for culture and arts in Dubai, where about 40 workers were busy changing the decorations inside the building, which depends on wood in most of its decorations, in harmony with nature, From the ceiling, walls and seats, to coincide with the sustainability that the UAE aspires to and in an expression of the Arab environment associated with the colors of the desert.

Dubai Opera officials revealed to WAM that the month of August coincided with the six-year anniversary of the opening of the opera on August 31, 2016, in addition to the celebration of receiving one million visitors who enjoyed 1,200 different performances of international musicals such as: Marry Poppins and Le Miserable. The Phantom of The Opera, Mamma Mia and Chicago, as well as the world’s most famous opera singers: Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Anna Netrebko, during that period that witnessed the production and hosting of the most beautiful, original and exciting experiences of theatrical and musical arts from Dubai and the world.

Our tour began inside the “Dubai Opera” building, which was designed by the Danish architect Janus Rostock; Inspired by the heritage ship Al Boom, and the old sailboats, which blends authenticity and modernity in a way that symbolizes the UAE’s connection to the waterfront, it is considered a masterpiece of contemporary design and an elegant tribute to Dubai’s maritime history, through elegant wooden decor with glass and pearls.

We listened to the hidden secrets and hidden world of theatre, behind the scenes and the captivating details in more than 20 dressing rooms, before the audience watched the story of “Romeo and Juliet”, the opera “La Traviata” the Italian masterpiece, the performance of the world-class Enrico Macias and his band, or even enjoy the classics of jazz at any Of the three floors of the Opera: the ground floor, the royal balcony, or the “upper” Grand Circle.

Dubai Opera has the ability to transform its arched theater into a one-of-a-kind flat floor space in just 12 hours. It is ideal for events, fashion shows, product launches, exhibitions, etc.

Dubai Opera Theater invites you to unleash your passion, with its unique capacity for transformation, and this fluid flexibility allows Dubai Opera to host a variety of performances and events including theatre, opera, ballet, orchestra, concerts, fashion shows, live entertainment, In the concert hall setting, a series of towers and reflectors on the stage and above are designed to create an acoustic envelope around the orchestra, providing an ideal acoustic environment for amazing sound quality. 2000 people.

Dubai Opera also fascinates you with a microphone-free sound system and excellent acoustic specifications in the architecture of the acoustic theater hall. Which provides the sound amplification feature to reach all attendees with the same power and clarity.

Dubai Opera had held a competition “From Home: For Theatre” during the ban periods imposed by the conditions of the “Corona” pandemic, with the aim of discovering creative talents in the arts, and the competition received wide attention and the participation of more than 1,000 participants, and the jury chose 8 artists, who were the first among them “Fatima Al Hashemi”, who is considered the first Emirati operatic.

It is noteworthy that “Dubai Opera” hosted many concerts for Arab stars, as well as ballet shows, and other opera performances: Aida, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Le Bohemian, and Mozart’s trilogy.

WAM/Mohamed Jaballah/Ahmed Al-Boutli

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