Opera star to kick off Abu Dhabi Festival 2019

Grammy winner Joyce DiDonato coming to the capital in 2019

Opera star to kick off Abu Dhabi Festival 2019

Abu Dhabi Festival is back in 2019 and the first performer has been announced.

Grammy winner Joyce DiDonato will make her debut in the Middle East at Emirates Palace Auditorium on January 24, 2019.

The mezzo-soprano opera singer will perform In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music to launch the 16th year of the arts and culture festival.

DiDonato will be joined by the Italian orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, led by the Russian chief conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.

The American will perform Baroque opera arias by the likes of Handel, Purcell, Jommelli, and Monteverdi that explore war and peace, which she first released as an album in 2016.

It’s the first performance to be announced from the festival’s 2019 calendar, which will cover opera, ballet, orchestra, jazz and dance.

The full line-up will be released in December.

Tickets for DiDonato’s concert start from Dhs175 and early birds will get 25 percent off the prices until December 10, students, with valid student ID, will get 50 percent off tickets by using the code STU50. 

For a limited time, in honour of UAE National Day, you can get 47 percent off with promo code UAE47 for this event via this link.

From Dhs175. Thu Jan 24, 2019. Emirates Palace Auditorium, West Corniche, www.800tickets.com.

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