One of the world’s most popular musicals, The Phantom of the Opera, will make its Middle East debut at Dubai Opera for a limited season beginning October 16.
THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER blockbuster has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony Awards on Broadway and four Olivier Awards in the West End. The Phantom of the Opera became the longest running show in Broadway history on January 9, 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance. On January 1, 2018 it celebrated its 13,000th performance and later that month on January 24, the production celebrated an amazing 30 years on Broadway. Chief Executive Officer of Broadway Entertainment Group, Liz Koops said: “We have been working long and hard to bring PHANTOM to the Middle East, and we’re overwhelmed with the excitement and positive response we have received since we announced the regional debut of the show. We guarantee an unforgettable and remarkable experience.
Whether you are a musical theatre lover or not, this show promises to be truly spectacular.” With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breath-taking special effects and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer Maria Björnson, the production contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Think of Me,’ and ‘Music of the Night.’ The original cast recording, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide, is the best-selling cast recording of all time.
Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera, said: “We believe in providing our Dubai audiences the best of the best. The Phantom of the Opera‘s debut in the Middle East has been much anticipated, and tickets will become available to all in a matter of days. We are looking forward to sharing this amazing production with people here in Dubai.” Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, the show tells the tale of a musical genius known only as the Phantom who inhabits the depths of the magnificent Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine Daae, the Phantom falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for another, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where unrequited love, jealousy and passions collide.