Dubai Opera Concludes Record-Breaking 2023-2024 Season

As the curtain falls on another magnificent season, Dubai Opera celebrates an exceptional year, marked by unprecedented achievements and stellar performances. The 2023-2024 season witnessed a record-breaking attendance of over 250,000 guests, surpassing all previous years since the venue's inception in 2016. This milestone cements Dubai Opera's status as a premier cultural institution in the Middle East.

Highlights of the Season

The past season was brimming with diverse and captivating performances, with over 100 productions and 200 performances, showcasing a wide array of genres including opera, ballet, symphonic, musicals, and concerts. Among the many highlights were:

·         UAE Premieres: The Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, MusicAeterna Orchestra, and Rome Opera Ballet made their UAE debuts, earning global acclaim. The return of the timeless musical 'The Phantom of the Opera' was a historic event, with an Arab lead performing the Phantom role for the first time, drawing over 30,000 attendees. Additionally, the beloved musical 'Matilda' made its UAE debut, enchanting audiences of all ages.

·         Innovative Initiatives: The introduction of Film Music Week celebrated the magic of film music, while the Dubai Opera Edition Piano by Steinway & Sons, a prestigious limited-edition piano honoring the seven emirates, was unveiled.

·         Technological Upgrades: The Dubai Opera Studio saw a significant upgrade to a state-of-the-art d&b sound system, ensuring exceptional sound quality for every performance.

·         New Partnerships: A strategic partnership with Audi was established, aimed at enriching the cultural landscape of the country.

Reflecting on this momentous season, Paolo Petrocelli, Head of Dubai Opera, remarked, “The past season has been a testament to Dubai Opera's role as a 'House of Cultures,' and we are extremely proud to have set a new attendance record. This achievement demonstrates the growing appreciation and support for the arts in Dubai. We look forward to building on this success and providing even more extraordinary experiences for our patrons.”

Looking Ahead

As Dubai Opera gears up for another season of spectacular performances, the excitement continues. Announcements for the upcoming season will begin on June 10, with the final lineup revealed at a press conference on September 12. Stay tuned for more information about the 2024-2025 season, which promises to bring more exceptional performances and new artistic ventures.