In a cultural milestone for the UAE, Expo 2020 Dubai has commissioned the nation's first opera
A thousand years of culture will be brought to life through the Al Wasl Opera premiering at Dubai Opera on 21 October 2020. Sung in both English and Arabic, audiences will be regaled by a story centered on unity and communication, venturing from the UAE's Bedouin roots to its transition through forward-thinking to a modern multicultural hub and its aspirations for the future. The two-hour performances from 21-24 October will let you experience the true spirit of connection, the meaning of Al Wasl in English.
UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau
“We wanted to create something new for Expo 2020 Dubai that reflects the dynamic, diverse, and tolerant nature of contemporary UAE and our deep-rooted culture and heritage. A new opera, the first for Emirati culture, is in many ways the perfect way for us to do this.”