“Aida Monumental Opera on Fire” premieres at Emirates Palace
Breathtaking music and special effects showcased at world-famous opera
Emirates Palace is delighted to bring yet another spectacular cultural event to Abu Dhabi, with the GCC premiere of AIDA Monumental Opera on Fire, a massive theatrical production featuring a 300-member crew, state-of-the-art set technology, and a spectacular show of unique fire images and stunning special effects.
Dubbed the “opera of all operas”, the Franz Abraham production directed by Jospeh Rochlitz will be staged at the Emirates Palace on 29 March 2007.
“This is a must-see event that promises a fascinating stage spectacle never before seen in the United Arab Emirates. Aida is one of the oldest love stories in the world, and is given a fresh, contemporary treatment through fire and special effects. We are delighted to showcase this exceptional cultural programme in support of Abu Dhabi’s vision to become the cultural and entertainment capital of the region,” said Noel Massoud, General Manager, Emirates Palace.
Aida began its world tour in Mexico last year, and is scheduled to perform in 20 other countries including Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Belgium, France, Demark, Finland, Hungary and Germany, to name a few. More than 500,000 spectators all over the world are expected to watch the breathtaking opera.
Further announcements on the event and ticket sale details will be made at the end of this month.
Built in the style of a majestic Arabian Castle rising from the desert sands, Emirates Palace is situated on a 1.3 km stretch of private beach and surrounded by hectares of manicured lawns. Emirates Palace is operated by Kempinski as part of their prestigious portfolio, which comprises distinctively individual properties in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia.
Emirates Palace comprises 394 luxury rooms and suites and a variety of fine dining options. The resort’s leisure facilities include two intricately landscaped swimming pools and two state of the art fitness centres. Emirates Palace houses the most luxurious and technologically advanced meeting facilities in the region which include an auditorium with 1,100 seats, a main ballroom that can accommodate up to 2500 guests, over 40 meeting rooms, a Media Centre and a Business Centre.
Emirates Palace, since its inception, has quickly established an enviable reputation in the industry, capping its inaugural year with three prestigious awards -- Best New Hotel of the Year, Best Tourism Project, and Best in Convention / Conference Hotel - at the MENA Travel Awards 2006, considered the most prestigious and highly coveted industry recognition programme in the region.