On December 1st 2023, Dubai Opera will mark an extraordinary cultural milestone: the historic debut of the celebrated Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan set to present a memorable gala concert titled “A Concert for Tomorrow.” The concert aims to unite audiences in a powerful display of solidarity and hope in support of the global effort to protect the planet and safeguard the well-being of future generations.

Timed during the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28), this exclusive artistic event will feature a spectacular repertoire by Italian maestros such as Verdi Puccini and Mascagni. Conducted by Michele Gamba, renowned for his close association with La Scala and recent triumphs in New York and Washington, the event stars world-renowned soprano Aida Garifullina and acclaimed tenor Piero Pretti.

The event is supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Ministry of Culture and exclusively sponsored by Plenitude, an affiliate of the Italian energy company Eni, and Allianz, Teatro alla Scala Tours Sponsor.


Michele Gamba


Aida Garifullina


Piero Pretti

6+ years would require a ticket to enter the Dubai Opera Main Auditorium.

Below 6+ years are not permitted into the Dubai Opera Main Auditorium.

Approximately 1 hour without intermission.

Giuseppe Verdi

from Nabucco


from Rigoletto

Signor né principe, io lo vorrei (Duet)

Caro nome

La donna è mobile

Pietro Mascagni

from Cavalleria Rusticana


Giacomo Puccini

from La Bohème

Che gelida manina

Sì, mi chiamano Mimì

O soave fanciulla (Duet)

from Manon Lescau


from Gianni Schicchi

Avete torto! ... Firenze è come un albero fiorito

O mio babbino caro

Giuseppe Verdi

from La Traviata

Act I, Prelude

Sempre libera degg’io

from La Forza del destino


from La Traviata

Libiam ne‘ lieti calici (Toast Duet)