The Phantom of the Opera reveals Dubai dates
Dubai Opera is getting ready for another blockbuster year, this time with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.
Dubai Opera has confirmed that the show will run from Wednesday, October 16 until Wednesday, October 30, with performances every night at 8 PM except Sundays. There will be 2 PM matinees each week on Friday and Saturday. Each show will be around three hours long, with a 20-minute interval.
Tickets for the second-longest running West End musical of all time begin at Dhs 250, with VIP seats at the front of the auditorium avaialble for Dhs 850.
The Phantom of the Opera is based on a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, and it was first published as a serialization back in September 1909. But most people will be aware of the story of the titular Phantom that ‘haunts’ said opera house after it was made into the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber back in 1986.
Since then, the show has gone on to become the longer-running show in the history of Broadway – musical or play – having performed more than 10,000 performances at the Majestic Theatre in New York.
When it first opened back in 1986, it immediately won the Oliver Award, quickly followed by a Tony for Best Musical in 1988. Until recently, it was the most financially successful entertainment event in history (until The Lion King surpassed in in 2014).