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Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe to headline White Nights festival in Dubai

First ever White Nights takes place from March 30 to April 8 2017 at Dubai Opera

Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe to headline White Nights festival in Dubai
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

The first ever festival to take place at Dubai Opera will feature Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins and leading tenor Alfie Boe co-headlining a concert.

White Nights, a nine-day festival at Dubai Opera, will headline the opening night concert on March 30.

Festival organisers United Stage Middle East said White Nights will be the first concert of its kind in the Middle East, bringing together “a carefully curated collection of the brightest and biggest stars from the world of music”, with more artists due to be announced in the coming days.

“We can’t wait to announce what’s in store for our audience,” said Brian Lane, CEO of United Stage International. “We have the biggest collection of music heavyweights performing at one of the most opulent opera houses in the world, Dubai Opera. I consider this among the greatest projects of my life,” he added.

Tenor Alfie Boe. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Welsh superstar Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins is the world’s most prolific Classical Crossover singer, having signed the biggest recording deal in UK classical music history at the start of her career. Her first album ‘Premiere’ earned her first of seven UK classical number one’s as well as her first BRIT Award for Best Album. The visit to Dubai Opera next year will be her first concert in the UAE.

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Alfie Boe is Britain’s leading tenor, having triumphed on theatre stages and in concert halls on both sides of the Atlantic. He shared a Tony Award for his role in Baz Luhrmann’s 2002 revival of ‘La Boheme’ on Broadway and scaled new heights of popularity as Valjean in the West End stage production of ‘Les Miserables’ in London and its 25th anniversary performance in 2010. He has just finished a critically acclaimed run in the same role on Broadway.

More artists will be revealed in the coming days.

Tickets will be on sale from October 5th from www.ticketmaster.ae and www.dubaiopera.com at the following prices: AED 550 for Bronze; AED 750 for Silver; AED 950 for Gold; AED 1,250 for Platinum; and AED 2,500 for VIP.

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