Dubai Opera features first performance of Dubai Music Band

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Dubai Opera featured for the first time, on Wednesday night, an Arabic music concert led by professional musicians of the newly launched Dubai Music Band. Dubai Music Band presented a collection of famous Khaleeji, Arabic and classic songs which are very popular in the region. Maestro Ahmed Taha led the musicians through classic pieces, including “Magadeer”, for Khaleeji star Talal Madah, “Nasam ‘Alayna Al Hawa” by Al Rahbani for Lebanese singer Fayrouz, and ...

Saudi crown prince visits Cairo Opera House, watches award-winning theater performance

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the Egyptian Opera House on Monday where he met Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.According to a Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report, he also watched special presentation of the play Salm Nafsak (Give yourself up), which was awarded the best theater show in 2017. He also witnessed a graduation project for students of the studio of the Center for Creative Art.The play highlights a number of issues related to the reality facing the community in ...

Entertainment Authority announces construction of Opera house in Riyadh

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority announced the start of the construction of an Opera house in Riyadh, a project that is among many others related to the entertainment sector. The General Entertainment Authority chief, Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib, said that the construction of the building has already begun. “We are not talking about plans… Implementation has begun and we will continue to reach the desired level and achieve the highest international standards,&rdquo ...

Jordan’s Eman Bisha, only 8, wins Arabs Got Talent this season

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Jordan's Eman Bisha, an 8-year-old girl, won on Saturday the fifth season for Arabs Got Talent. Bisha, whose father is Jordanian and mother is American, dazzled the three-judge panel and won the audience with her amplified operatic voice. With her mother’s support, Bisha’s vocal gift was recognized on YouTube before reaching her fame on Arabs God Talent. Bisha won the title after competing against 10 other talents, ranging from singing, dancing to circus performance and imaginary ...

Of Opera, taste for music and social hierarchy

Friday, 20 January 2017

Christmas and end of the year celebrations typically spark contentious debates between various groups in the Gulf countries

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

An Aria a day: Dubai’s glitterati flaunt it all at new Opera House

Sunday, 9 October 2016

The Dubai Opera House was a stylish entrant to this vibrant scene

Dubai Opera House set to serenade the city as the curtain lifts

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

If you’ve ever mock sung “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro,” Dubai Opera’s performance of the “The Barber of Seville” is the perfect outing for you

Dubai Opera to launch: New cultural hub for Middle East

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Dubai Opera, which is set to open in August 2016. Located close to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and Dubai Fountain, the Opera will be as iconic in appearance as the world-famous Sydney Opera House.  

Opera singer Natalie Dessay to open Abu Dhabi festival

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Dessay will perform for the first time alongside her husband, acclaimed bass-baritone Laurent Naouri

Opera on 9/11 terror attack hailed in London

Friday, 24 April 2015

‘Between Worlds’ tells the story of five fictional characters trapped in the North Tower through opera

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