Headliners revealed for Abu Dhabi Festival 2019

The event will feature ballet, opera, orchestras and many more cultural acts

Headliners revealed for Abu Dhabi Festival 2019

The programme for Abu Dhabi Festival 2019 has been revealed, and it is full of brilliant, internationally-renowned artists.

The month-long celebration of arts and culture will celebrate the cultural wealth of the Republic of Korea as its Country of Honour, and it will take place in March 2019.

The festival will feature more than 120 events and productions, including opera, ballet, jazz and flamenco, across 25 different venues.

The 16th edition of the festival has joined forces with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi.

To honour this collaboration, the overall theme of the event is ‘Culture of Determination’, and it will feature an hour-long concert of classical and pop music entitled Stand Up For Inclusion.

The event kicks off with a pre-festival performance from world-renowned American mezzo-soprano opera singer Joyce DiDonato and the Orchestra il pomo d’oro.

Taking place on January 24, the musical group features over 500 international artists from 17 different countries.

The next headline act on the schedule is the Korean National Ballet. Performing romantic ballet Giselle, the group was the first professional ballet company in the Republic of Korea.

The Korean Symphony Orchestra will also performing in the UAE for the first time, while the award-winning American jazz pianist Justin Kauflin will be performing tracks from his new album, Coming Home.

The programme also includes a production of Puccini’s classic opera TOSCA, the flamenco dancer and choreographer Sara Baras and a three-act ballet by The Paris Opera Ballet.

Tickets can be purchased from www.800tickets.com/abudhabifestival.

From Dhs100. Jan 24-Mar 30. www.abudhabifestival.ae.

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