• Chidozie Uzoezie

Music Tourism: Armenian Orchestra Brings Carmen to Dubai Opera

Opera lovers are in for some great time this September as they will be able to watch Carmen, one of the world’s most popular operas, at Dubai Opera from 6-8 September, 2018.

The Armenian National Academic Theatre Opera and Orchestra will bring to life the dramatic tale of the doomed love affair of a soldier, Don Jose, who falls for Carmen, a fiery gypsy.

Written by French composer Georges Bizet, and first performed in 1875, Carmen features arias including ‘Habanera’ and the famous March of the ‘Toreador Song’.

Bizet’s Carmen is a story of fiery passion and heart-stopping drama in a production complete with spectacular costumes and sets and, of course, an incredible orchestra and company.

Carmen has gone on to become one of the best-loved and most frequently performed operas in the world - playing at the New York Metropolitan Opera more than one thousand times.

The opera will be conducted by Mo Constantine Orbelian who is also the Artistic Director of the Armenian National Academic Theatre Opera and Orchestra.

The opera will be sung in French with English and Arabic surtitles. Buy your tickets here.


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