The Magic Flute

7 Reasons You Should See Carmen And The Magic Flute At Dubai Opera Next Month

Two absolutely MASSIVE operas are coming to Dubai Opera in September and look AH-MAZING.

They're performed by The Armenian National Academic Theatre Opera and Orchestra from September 6 and you do NOT want to miss this.

The two operas, George Bizet's Carmen, and Mozart's The Magic Flute are among the world's most famous, and they're going to be on at Dubai Opera in September.

Here are seven reasons you need to book your tickets STAT.

1. These are two of the greatest operas of ALL TIME

George Bizet's story of Carmen has become one of the world's best-loved operas. It has eveything you need from a quality opera with passion, drama and a love triangle.

Meanwhile, Mozart's The Magic Flute was Mozart's third and final opera, which premiered in 1791 to critical acclaim.This jaw-dropping opera, composed by Mozart, is full of spectacular set designs and brilliant costumes.

2. These story-lines are full of drama, passion and colour

The Magic Flute tells the story of The Queen of the Night who's daughter, Pamina is captured by Sarastro. The Queen persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her, but he ends up joining Sarastro's community.

While Carmen is a dramatic love story, set in Spain, and features a love triangle, drama, and romance.



3. Carmen is the ultimate femme fatale

It's set in Spain, and tells the story of Don José - the soldier who is seduced by Carmen, the feisty gypsy. She's colourful, dramatic, and you'll love her sass.

She's a power-house with a brilliant voice, and a real charm...and the lads love her.

This one will be performed in French, with English and Arabic surtitles.

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4. The catchy tunes, you'll undoubtedly recognise

Watch out for the catchy tune, in The Magic Flute: 'The Queen of the Night', which you'll likely recognise.

Carmen features two of the opera world's best-loved arias, the famous Toreador, sung by the bullfighter, Escamillo and the Habanera - the entrance aria of Carmen herself.

Even if you haven't see Carmen before, you'll recognise these two infamous tunes.

It's colourful, musical and exciting!

5. AND there's a cracking deal on for opera lovers

When you buy two tickets to Carmen AND two tickets to The Magic Flute, you'll only have to pay for three, as you'll receive one ticket FREE OF CHARGE!

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6. It's a FAB reason to get glammed up and inject a bit of culture into your night

Dubai Opera Interior

Dubai Opera Interior

7. Plus, of course, Dubai Opera is Instagram GOALS

With its stunning fountains, lighting, and views of the Burj Khalifa.

Both operas will be performed by the prestigious Armenian National Academic Theatre Opera and Orchestra

And there are PLENTY of performances for you to check out.


  • Sept 6, 8pm
  • Sept 7, 8pm
  • Sept 8, 4pm

The Magic Flute:

  • Sept 13, 8pm
  • Sept 14, 8pm
  • Sept 15, 4pm

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