Connect with us

Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Al Wasl Opera, in collaboration with Welsh National Opera, to premiere in December

Tickets now on sale for landmark run at Dubai Opera from 16-19 December

Published

on

Al Wasl Opera

Tickets for Expo 2020 Dubai’s Al Wasl Opera, a cultural milestone that celebrates thousands of years of UAE history, its achievements to date and its aspirations for the future, are now on sale directly from Dubai Opera, where the show will be performed, for its premiere run from 16-19 December.

Produced in collaboration with Welsh National Opera (WNO), the performance features more than 100 artists and musicians, as well as a production team of 70 professionals, to combine the best global operatic talent, celebrating Expo 2020’s theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

Composed by Mohammed Fairouz, co-authored and written by Maha Gargash, directed by Sir David Pountney and conducted by Justin Brown, Al Wasl translates as ‘the connection’ in English, and is the old name for Dubai. The connection here implies international cooperation, with Al Wasl Opera showing how we must work together to channel Sustainability, one of Expo’s three subthemes.

Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, Executive Director, Expo 2020 Dubai Commissioner General Office, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai is offering a landmark opera that supports the UAE’s thriving arts scene, and also reflects our country’s values of tolerance and cooperation, as well as our global sense of responsibility to each other and our planet.”

Mohammed Fairouz, Composer, Al Wasl Opera, said: “Celebrating Expo 2020’s vision of collaboration, Al Wasl Opera brings together many people from a variety of artistic backgrounds in order to create one art form – and there’s nothing more universal than opera and theatre. If people can laugh and cry together, then anything is possible between them.”

Sir David Pountney, Director, Al Wasl Opera, said: “The story of Al Wasl begins in the desert, and we created a rather original way of depicting this desert in a metaphorical way. In the middle act, we are in the present, where there is a strong reference to the creation of the Burj Khalifa, and we move on into the future in the final act, where we are in pure fantasyland about what the future may or may not look like, depending on whether we make a commitment to a sustainable tomorrow.”

Al Wasl Opera will be presented in English, with a runtime of 120 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets start from AED300 and are available from the Dubai Opera website.

Advertisement

Latest

Sports5 months ago

Continental Racing: Emirati Team Clinches Victory in GT4 Class at the Hankook 24H Dubai

In a weekend filled with high-octane excitement, the celebrated Hankook 24H Dubai race returned to the famed Dubai Autodrome, continuing...

Art & Culture5 months ago

du achieves the Best Culture & Employee Engagement in the Region with 81% Rating in Glint’s Index

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced results of the Culture & Employee Engagement Index survey conducted through...

Food & Beverages5 months ago

Dinner on the Beach: A Culinary Journey with French Flair at Drift Beach Dubai

This Valentine’s Day, DRIFT introduces a captivating experience – Dinner on the Beach. For the first time at DRIFT, relish...

Travel & Tourism5 months ago

Readers are rewarded at emirates airline festivals of literature

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature kicked off the first day of their 2024 edition with a ceremony to honour the...

Events & Happenings5 months ago

Abu Dhabi Festival 2024 Honors Giacomo Puccini’s Legacy With Spectacular Gala Concert

In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah,...

Healthcare5 months ago

Emirates Health Services concludes its successful participation in Arab Health 2024

Emirates Health Services, the exclusive partner in healthcare services, successfully concluded its participation in Arab Health 2024, which concluded on...

Automotive5 months ago

Ride in Style: Don’t Miss Out on Arabian Automobiles’ Renault Duster Offers

Renault of Arabian Automobiles, the exclusive Renault dealership serving Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, and a flagship company within...

Information & Technology5 months ago

Emirates Post Group Unveils New Brand Identity ‘7X’ for Future

Emirates Post Group Company (EPG) has unveiled its new brand identity – 7X – during an exclusive event at Madinat...

Health & Fitness5 months ago

Emirates Health Services “Basma” Project Addresses Healthcare Requirements in 313 Schools

Dr. Shamsa Majid Lootah, Director of the Public Health Department at Emirates Health Services (EHS), announced the launch of the...

Health & Fitness5 months ago

MoHAP hosts panel discussion on Nursing future at Arab Health 2024

"Nursing… Ambitious Future Insights"

News5 months ago

‘Vilal Housing’ to deliver 50 Residential Villas by 2024 to its Clients in the UAE

The nation-wide company constructs homes exclusively for UAE citizens across 7 emirates

News5 months ago

Statement by Ahmad bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of SLC

on the Anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s accession as the Crown Prince of...

Automotive5 months ago

Audi Middle East and Museum of the Future enter 3rd year of partnership, with the showcase of the revolutionary activesphere concept

Audi Middle East and Museum of the Future have announced the arrival of the revolutionary activesphere concept car, marking a...

News5 months ago

Watani Al Emarat signs MoU with Emirates Society for Parent Care and Relief

To strengthen collaboration in organizing and supporting the senior citizen community

News5 months ago

Global Village announces second Geely Raffle Draw for a chance to win a Flagship Geely Tugella

Raffle participation will run until March 7th, and winner will be announced at Global Village on March 8, 2024 from...

Advertisement

Trending