Music fans of Abu Dhabi, you’re in for a treat.
Abu Dhabi Classics has announced a new upcoming showpiece and it is already making history.
The Bayreuth Festival’s international opera debut of Richard Wagner’s The Valkyrie is coming to Emirates Palace early next year and it promises to be unforgettable.
It will be the first time the spectacular production is performed outside of Germany and tickets, which are released today (July 31) are sure to be popular.
Concert-goers will experience the full musical drama of The Valkyrie, under the artistic direction of Katharina Wagner, great granddaughter of the renowned composer.
The production will also include a feature length film under the artistic direction of Katharina, which will be played in the background, telling the story of The Valkyrie and revisiting the main locations that inspired Richard Wagner’s work.
Renowned for their spectacular productions and standing ovations, organisers are promising The Bayreuth Festival’s unique production of The Valkyrie will be breathtaking.
His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “We have been working with Katharina Wagner for many years to bring this project to fruition and it is truly unique.
“The Bayreuth Festival is coming to Abu Dhabi with a production reflecting its outstanding artistic quality and innovative vision which at the same time proves that Abu Dhabi is a platform for world-class cultural offerings.”
The showcase is in town for two performances only, on January 30 and February 1.
The Bayreuth Festival is known for its performances of the 19th-Century German composer Richard Wagner’s operas, performed in a special theatre, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, designed by Wagner himself, so that he could produce his own works.
The Bayreuth Festival’s acclaimed productions receive over 500,000 ticket requests each year with only 60,000 tickets available and a waiting list of up to 9 or 10 years.
As a result, Bayreuth Festival fans can eagerly anticipate the opportunity to purchase tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this spectacular production in the UAE capital.
Tickets start from Dhs200 and are on sale through www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
From Dhs200. January 30 and February 1, 7pm. Emirates Palace, www.abudhabimusic.ae.