Dubai Opera to host 25 concerts as part of InClassica International Music Festival

Dubai Opera will host a month-long classical music concert series next month.

The downtown Dubai site will host the InClassica International Music Festival, which runs from May 8 to June 2.

The 25-concert series will feature an eclectic lineup of performances, featuring 50 renowned soloists, three premier orchestras and 11 celebrity conductors.

One of the highlights of the series is a performance by Grammy Award-winning American violinist Gil Shaham, who will perform alongside the Berlin Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, May 25.

Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say, winner of German Music Critics’ Best Recording of the Year award, will be on hand to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 Wednesday, May 18.

South Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform repertoire including Chopin and Debussy on Wednesday, May 11.

Singers will also show off their talents as part of the festival.

On Thursday, May 12, Russian soprano Anna Aglatova will join the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra for a night of arias by composers Shor, Mendelssohn, Donizetti, Delibes and Lehar.

Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja will also return to Dubai on Sunday 15 May with a packed program of orchestral and operatic classics, including arias by Verdi and Puccini.

Another highlight will be the joint performance of two classical music stars, Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev and Swedish violinist Daniel Lozakovich.

Their concert on Monday, May 23 will feature four pieces by composers Dvorak, Grieg, Shor and Franck.

The series culminates on Thursday, June 2 with a lavish concert featuring the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest, Japanese violinist Fumiaki Miura, for repertoire including Shore’s Fantasies for violin and orchestra and S by Dvoraksymphony no. 7.

All concerts will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between 180 Dh and 255 Dh and are available from dubaiopera.com. No proof of vaccination is required for any of the festival concerts.

Updated: April 11, 2022, 1:12 p.m.

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