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Abu Dhabi Festival 2023



Date & Time

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Emirates Palace




Abu Dhabi Festival is back! Get ready for an exciting line-up of events celebrating the special 20th-anniversary edition.

Juan Diego Flórez and Friends

Acclaimed for his command of the high tenor range, celebrated Peruvian operatic tenor, Juan Diego Flórez gives a spectacular performance in a 120-minute concert featuring a programme of arias followed by a repertoire of Peruvian and Latin American songs accompanied by an orchestra.

De Scheherezade A Yo, Carmen By María Pagés

Hailed all over the world as one of the finest contemporary flamenco shows, Vanguard flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés transcends two legendary female characters— Carmen, the gypsy cigarette girl from Mérimée's novella made famous by the Bizet opera and the quick-witted storyteller of the Arabian Nights in this vibrant ode to femininity.

Gregory Porter

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Jazz musician Gregory Porter makes his UAE debut performing a set of his smooth original tracks from his albums Liquid Spirit (2014) and Take Me to the Alley (2017) as well as captivating renditions of the classics joined by Chip Crawford on piano, Emanuel Harrold on drums, Tivon Pennicott on Saxaphone/Horns and Jahmal Nichols on bass.

From West to East: A Classical Odyssey Teatro Comunale di Modena Pavarotti-Freni Orchestra Conducted by Tan Dun Featuring Cellist Jian Wang

Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun conducts the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Modena Pavarotti-Freni joined by world-famous Chinese cellist Jian Wang in an unforgettable musical journey from West to East featuring an iconic repertoire of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky followed by the UAE premiere of his original Pipa Concerto.

Buddha Passion BY Tan Dun

Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun, renowned for his ability to span the boundaries of classical music and Eastern and Western traditions, is considered one of the most prominent figures of 'world classical' music.

Pearl Diver’s Daughter By E Featuring Maitha Al Khayat and Eman Al Hashimi Company

Emirati Writer Maitha Al Khayat and Emirati Composer Eman Al Hashimi join forces with American contemporary dance Company E for the longest continuous augmented reality experience ever created








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