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Dubai Opera unveils Thrilling Highlights of the New Season 2023 – 2024



Unveils Thrilling Highlights of the New Season 2023 – 2024

Dubai Opera, the main performing arts center in the UAE and the epitome of artistic excellence in the Middle East, is thrilled to announce the highlights of its highly anticipated fall/winter season 2023.

With an exceptional line-up of more than 15 engaging and vibrant performances set to grace its iconic stage this fall-winter, Dubai Opera is poised to once again redefine the realm of performing arts and captivate audiences from around the world.

Dubai Opera’s commitment to excellence, creativity, diversity and inclusivity has positioned it as the lighthouse for the performing arts in the Middle East. By reaching the highest international standards and building an authentic identity, Dubai Opera is positioning itself as an iconic ‘House of Cultures’, a dynamic hub for creativity and innovation, a platform where artistic languages and creative expressions from all over the world converge and blend every day, offering a truly unique and unforgettable experience to all kind of audiences.

“Our mission is to serve, unify, and inspire the community of Dubai and beyond by celebrating the cultures of the world” says Dr. Paolo Petrocelli, Head of Dubai Opera. “Through excellence in the arts, we aim to build a more vibrant and inclusive society, placing Dubai Opera at the forefront of the global cultural scene”.

Dubai, a city that celebrates arts and culture, has always embraced the spirit of creativity. The upcoming fall/winter season at Dubai Opera is a testament to this celebration, featuring an array of world-class performances spanning various genres and generations.

From opera and symphonic to classical and contemporary ballet, from musicals and film music to drama and comedy, from jazz to pop, rock, electronic and world music, Dubai Opera’s new season offers an exceptionally diverse lineup that appeals to the entire community, catering all different artistic styles and movements.

The 2023-2024 season of Dubai Opera will kick off with two grand opera and ballet productions, Swan Lake and Madama Butterfly, presented by the Hungarian State Opera and the Hungarian National Ballet, for the first time touring to UAE.

Here are some intriguing highlights of Dubai Opera’s season:


1. Swan Lake (Classic Ballet): 8th, 9thand 10th September 2023

 Immerse yourself in the timeless tale of love and magic as the Hungarian State Opera and the Hungarian National Ballet bring their exquisite rendition of Swan Lake to Dubai.

2. Madama Butterfly: 12th and 13th September 2023

 Witness the tragic and heart-wrenching story of love, sacrifice, and cultural clashes in Puccini’s beloved opera, Madama Butterfly. Presented by the Hungarian State Opera, this performance promises to be a captivating experience for all.

3.Gilberto Gil: 29th September 2023

 Experience an unforgettable evening as the legendary Gilberto Gil takes the stage for his farewell tour. Accompanied by his talented family, Gil will treat the audience to a mesmerizing performance of his iconic songs.


1.David Garrett: 26th October 2023

Prepare to be amazed by the virtuoso violinist David Garrett as he takes you on a musical journey with his new album “ICONIC.” Known for his electrifying performances, Garrett’s blend of classical and contemporary music will leave you spellbound.

2.Kenny Garrett: 28th October 2023

Experience the soulful and melodic jazz of Kenny Garrett as he presents his latest album, “Sounds from the Ancestors.” With his captivating saxophone solos and infectious energy, Garrett is sure to leave the audience wanting more.


1.Macbeth: 3rd, 4th and 5th November 2023

Witness the gripping tragedy of Macbeth as the acclaimed theatre company ETT returns to Dubai Opera following the success of their critically acclaimed tour of Othello in 2018. Brace yourself for a riveting performance as Macbeth embarks on a treacherous journey for power and redemption.

2.Ali Sethi: 11th November 2023

 Prepare to be enchanted by the soulful voice and mesmerizing performance of Ali Sethi. Known for his captivating blend of classical and contemporary Pakistani music, Sethi will take you on a musical journey that transcends borders and resonates with the heart.

3.Jethro Tull: 24th November 2023

Experience the legendary rock band Jethro Tull as they embark on “The Prog Years” tour, bringing their iconic sound and progressive rock masterpieces to Dubai. Get ready to be transported back in time as Ian Anderson and his bandmates deliver a mesmerizing performance filled with intricate melodies, powerful rhythms, and unforgettable classics.


1.Slavas SNOWSHOW: 8th, 9th and 10th December 2023

Experience the global phenomena of Slava’s SNOWSHOW, presented for the very first time in Dubai. Enchanting millions of audiences worldwide. Captivating children and catapulting adults back into their own childhood. 

2.Tinariwen: 12th December 2023

Immerse yourself in the hypnotic rhythms and soulful melodies of Tinariwen, the Grammy-winning group from Mali who will be showcasing their new album Amatssou. Experience their unique blend of traditional African music and blues as they take you on a musical journey through the Sahara Desert.

3.Matteo Bocelli: 21st December 2023

Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary talent of Matteo Bocelli as he showcases his rich and powerful voice. Following in the footsteps of his renowned father, Andrea Bocelli, Matteo will serenade the audience with his enchanting interpretations of classical and contemporary songs.

Dubai Opera

In addition to the fall/winter season, Dubai Opera is excited to announce that the full season for 2023/2024, along with new partnerships and collaborations, will be unveiled in September 2023.

Embracing the richness of diverse cultures, Dubai Opera’s new season brings together artists from various backgrounds, showcasing a wide range of genres and artistic expressions. The season celebrates cultural diversity, fostering cross- cultural understanding and appreciation. By curating a program that spans genres and cultures, Dubai Opera aims to provide a platform for artists to share their unique visions and voices, promoting cultural exchange and dialogue.

Tickets for the fall/winter 2023 season performances will be available for purchase starting in June. For more information and updates, please visit

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