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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Dubai Opera announces second edition of Music in The Studio performance series

The program includes six performances held at the venue’s intimate studio

Amira Fouad and : Neil Latchman (L-R) will perform at Dubai Opera's Music in the Studio series. Courtesy: Dubai Opera
Amira Fouad and : Neil Latchman (L-R) will perform at Dubai Opera's Music in the Studio series. Courtesy: Dubai Opera

'After a successful debut season, the Music in The Studio series of performances returns for its second edition at Dubai Opera.

The program of six intimate performances, held at the venue’s pitch-perfect studio, will feature a range of artists performing month from January to June next year.

In addition to tickets to separate performances for Dh150, a season pass for all concerts is now available for Dh600. For those who can’t commit to attending all shows, a regular season pass is available which allows you to experience four shows for Dh450. Tickets are now sale from www.dubaiopera.com

“This second season is another wonderful mix of fantastic chamber music from some brilliant international musicians and I am so pleased we’ve been able to add more concerts into the series as a result of the success of Music in the Studio in 2017,” said Dubai Opera chief executive Jasper Hope.

“We’ve also been able to expand the season package options in response the customer demand and I look forward to seeing more full-houses enjoying the intimate atmosphere and excellent music-making over the next six concerts”.

Here is the program for next year’s Music in the Studio series.

January 24: Katherine Bryan and Scott Mitchell

The acclaimed flautist Bryan, who presently is the Principal Flute of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, will be accompanied by fellow British national Scott Mitchell on piano for a programme including music by Massenet, Debussy, Dvorak, Poulenc as well as Bryan's own transcription of the Paganini Variations.

February 21: Mauricio Díaz Álvarez

The Mexican guitarist will showcase his dazzling musicianship with a Latin American inspired program featuring the works of Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and Ponce.

March 21: Paul Meyer and Eric La Sage

A program of French favourites by chamber musicians, Meyer on clarinet and Le Sage on piano. Expect to hear works by Ravel, Saint-Seans, Chasusson and Poulenc in addition to a tribute to Claude Debussy.

April 25: Neil Latchman and Amira Fouad

The series’ first vocal performance: Trinidadian tenor Neil Latchman will be joined by British-Egyptian pianist Amira Fouad to perform opera favourites by Totsi, Donizetti and Lecuona.

May 2: Julian Bliss and Julien Quentin

A chance to catch the British master clarinettist Julian Bliss in action, whose eclectic program ranges from romantic sonatas of Brahms to the jazzy tones of Gershwin. He will be supported on the piano by Julien Quentin.

June 20: Bruno Vlahek and Dubravka Vukalovic

The series ends with the must-see performance of the duo who will both play on one piano. The programme will include complex pieces by Chabrier, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Granados and de Falla.

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