A grand opening at Dubai Opera
31 August, 2016
The UAE’s cultural scene took a mighty stride forward on Wednesday night with the grand opening of Dubai Opera – inaugurated in suitably glorious fashion by a man widely dubbed the “king of opera”. Legendary tenor Placido Domingo marked the moment with a stunning opening concert, showcasing the Spaniard’s vocal virtuosity over favourite arias, duets and Broadway staples alike. Strolling the stage theatrically, the 75-year-old star made his gusto entrance with Giordano’s Nemico della Patria, Domingo’s bountiful charisma beaming from the stage. The Dubai Opera’s historic opening weekend continues on Thursday night with a performance of Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers, while tomorrow Rossini’s classic comedy, The Barber of Seville, takes to the stage.