Operatic excellence will be on display in September with a joint performance by Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.
The couple, both professionally and personally, will headline the concert, An Evening of Opera Highlights, on September 21 as Dubai Opera celebrates its first anniversary.
The program will include celebrated works by Verdi, Puccini, Giodrana and Leoncavallo.
Included in Time Magazine's prestigious list of 100 of the world's most influential people, Netrebko has played a range of prominent roles in the operatic cannon such as Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Amina in Bellini's La sonnambula.
She also performed in major operatic stages such as Milan’s La Scala, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Austria’s Salzburg Festival.
It was last year in La Scala that Netrebko cemented her role as an opera superstar after receiving an 11-minute standing ovation after her turn in the title role of Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco.
As for Eyvazov, the Azerbaijani tenor will arrive in Dubai after a recent successful appearance as Caino in Los Angeles Opera's production of I Pagliacci that was conducted by the Spanish maestro Placido Domingo.
Both stars will be joined by special guest Elchin Azizov. The Azerbaijani is one of the principal soloists at the Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre.
“Anna Netrebko is the brightest star in the opera world of today and to hear her perform live is a true pleasure that should never be missed,” said Dubai opera chief executive Jasper Hope. “I am over the moon that she and her husband have agreed to appear at Dubai Opera as part of their forthcoming tour, it’s the most perfect 1st birthday present we could have asked for.”
Tickets begin from Dh350 and will be on sale from August 28. For details go to www.dubaiopera.com