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Handel's Messiah

    Witness Messiah, the crowning achievement of the renowned composer George Frideric Handel, as the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre Orchestra and Dubai Opera Festival Chorus bring the 18th-century oratorio to life. With a crew of over 200 members, the orchestra is guaranteed to take your breath away.

    Why Watch Handel's Messiah

    Composed by George Frideric Handel, Messiah is an oratorio in English that was compiled with the help of Charles Jennens. It had a very modest opening, but soon gained in popularity and went on to become one of the most well-known and popular pieces of choral works in Western classical music.

    The original was written for just nine instruments, although modern renditions are much larger scale in nature. Handel’s composition stood from his other oratorios since it was characterized by an orchestral restraint. The use of trumpets was limited, and the opening is dominated by solo and instrumental performances. Handel’s Messiah is all set to deliver an uplifting message following the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater performances of the Nutcracker in the UAE’s Year of Tolerance.

    The Show

    The 200 strong crew of the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater Orchestra is breathtaking to hear in person. Set in the magnificent Dubai Opera, the acoustics are top notch, and you can hear almost every instrument being played if you focus. The solo performances are beautiful, and Handel’s genius can be experienced through the performance of the orchestral musicians. The chorus follows the story of Jesus Christ and his coming as the Messiah. Part 2 covers the death of Christ, and his resurrection and ascension. The third act covers the day of judgment, and the ultimate triumphal over death and sin. Follow the story of Christ as it is set to an unforgettable score by the legendary Handel.

    Good For

    Lovers of Classical Music | Fans of Handel

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Ratings & Reviews

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    Show Details

    Show Timings

    8th December 2019 8:00 PM

    Duration
    2 hours 30 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission.
    The doors open 30 minutes before commencement.

    Please Note
    Latecomers will be admitted into the theater only at a suitable break.

    Additional Information

    Available Facilities
    Coat Check
    Wheelchair accessible

    Seating
    The Dubai Opera has a seating capacity of 2000. The seating plan can be found here

    Important Information
    Seats cannot be reserved before arrival and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Children under the age of 2 are not admitted into the Dubai Opera.

    How to Redeem Your Tickets

    Your mobile tickets will be sent to your email. Please show the mobile voucher at the tickets section in the Dubai Opera along with a valid photo ID to enter the Opera theater.

    Meeting Point

    Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Getting There

    By Bus

    Get off at Dubai Mall Metro Station using buses D01, D03A, F13. Then take the walkway to Dubai Opera along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

    By Metro

    Get off at Burj Khalifa station on the red line. Take the walkway from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to Dubai Opera. Please note that walking time is approximately 25 minutes.

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