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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 April 2019

The Phantom of the Opera is coming to Dubai in 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical makes its Middle East debut next year

Actors Peter Joback and Samantha Hill perform a scene from 'The Phantom of the Opera' during the Tony Awards in New York. Reuters
Actors Peter Joback and Samantha Hill perform a scene from 'The Phantom of the Opera' during the Tony Awards in New York. Reuters

The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking theatrical blockbuster, will come to Dubai Opera next year.

The world’s most popular musical and the longest-running show in Broadway history will make its Middle East debut in autumn 2019. You can register for the pre-sale of tickets on Thursday (December 13).

Adapted from Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera, which opened in London’s West End in 1986, tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who lurks in the depths of the Paris Opera House and falls in love with a beautiful young soprano called Christine. The musical features classics songs, such as Think of Me and The Music of the Night.

The show, which has a cast of 130, has won seven Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards, while earlier this year it celebrated its 13,000th performance.

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical theatre phenomenon,” said Jasper Hope, chief executive of Dubai Opera. “Audiences will love the original London production of this brilliant story of romance and intrigue with its breathtaking special effects, set to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hauntingly beautiful score.”

Liz Koops, the chief executive of Broadway Entertainment Group, the company responsible for bringing show to Dubai, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this legendary Broadway musical to the Middle East for the very first time. For a limited time only, theatre lovers can expect to witness an unforgettable and remarkable performance as they become immersed in this classic love story and immortal musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber – this is one not to be missed.”

For more information and to pre-register, visit www.dubaiopera.com

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Updated: December 12, 2018 03:52 PM

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