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Revealed: First official photo from inside Dubai Opera

Finishing touches are being put to iconic building a week before Placido Domingo plays first concert

Revealed: First official photo from inside Dubai Opera

The first official photo showing the inside of the Dubai Opera building has been released, a week before its grand opening. 

Finishing touches are being put to one of the most eagerly awaited and iconic buildings Dubai has ever seen, with the view from the stage looking out to the stalls giving a glimpse of the architecture.

The image also illustrates the uninterrupted view of the stage action that guests will have with all seats in the house offering unrivalled views, a statement said.

The curtain will rise for the first time on August 31 when one of the world’s most prestigious tenors, Plácido Domingo, performs the inaugural concert, an event which sold out in under three hours.

Dubai Opera is a 2,000-seat multi-format venue for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events and seasonal programmes, within The Opera District.

The doors of Dubai Opera will officially open at 6pm local time and the Plácido Domingo performance will begin at 8pm.

Dubai Opera said it urges ticket holders to plan their journey as latecomers will only be permitted to the auditorium at appropriate times.

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Simon 4 years ago

Quite spectacular! I just hope they have mobile phone signal blockers and that they are able eject 'chattering' patrons...as they should, but don't, in Dubai cinema's.

Opera is an acquired taste that demands concentration from the audience. I have a feeling that it will be accepted...just maybe not respected by some patrons who are joined to the hip with their phones or can not stay silent for more than 5mins.