With January coming to a close (it's been a long old month, hasn't it?) We are now scheduling our February diaries, and it's shaping up quite nicely thanks to Dubai Opera's newest offering.
From 21-23 February, the Merry Widow is taking residence in DXB - and with its light-hearted energy and buzzing ballet ensemble it might just be our favourite yet.
The story goes something like this: A wealthy widow is in Paris in the early 20th century, looking for a new husband (so far, so relatable), but her social circle is determined to marry her off to a local suitor, rather than a dashing foreigner (again, we're into it - and won't spoil the ending)...
Expect soloists, a chorus, ballet ensemble and orchestra of the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre. The production, originally created by Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, will be sung in German, with English and Arabic surtitles, and combine humorous musical numbers with spoken dialogue.
What Grazia loves most about the Merry Widow is the fact that it is a comedy play, which is really quite refreshing and quite unusal when it comes to the opera. Elegant, colourful and glamorous, it ticks all of our boxes - and the three performances are set to be unmissable.
The Merry Widow will be performed at Dubai Opera from the 21st to 23rd February 2019. See dubaiopera.com for more information