The Six: Night at the Dubai Opera

The Dubai Opera. (Shutterstock)
Updated 14 January 2019

The Six: Night at the Dubai Opera

DUBAI: The curtain will rise on many a show at the Dubai Opera in this year, including concerts, theater productions and tribute performances.

Shakespeare’s “Othello” will be performed from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, after a critically acclaimed run in London. This contemporary take on the play explores themes of prejudice and discrimination.

‘Piaf! Le Spectacle’
The life of French chanteuse Edith Piaf is told in this musical tribute that stars Anne Carrere and will run on Feb. 14 and 15.

‘BBC Proms’
Now in its 124th season, the festival will return to Dubai between March 19-22 with a varied lineup of classical music.

This production from London’s West End will have Dubai-based Michael Jackson fans singing along to his greatest hits from March 26-29.

‘Sleeping Beauty’
The fairytale will be told through a grand ballet performance in this magical show by the National Ballet of Ukraine on April 26 and 27.

‘Phantom of the Opera’
Theater goers in the region are in for a musical treat with this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, brought to the Middle East for the first time in autumn — the final dates have not yet been announced.


Bahraini TV star Sabrin Burshaid dies after battling cancer

Sabrin Burshaid died on Monday morning at the age of 34. (Instagram)
Updated 22 July 2019

Bahraini TV star Sabrin Burshaid dies after battling cancer

DUBAI: Bahraini TV presenter and actor Sabrin Burshaid died on Monday morning, at the age of 34.

The star had been battling cancer after being diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this year. According to media reports, Burshaid was found to have three brain tumors and was hospitalized abroad.

The news of her death was confirmed by her father, Ahmed Burshid.

Burshaid began her career in 2009, when she started as a  TV presenter for the program “Summer of Bahrain.”

She got her first major acting job in 2012 in the play “Zain’s Flashlight” and went on to star in a number of Ramadan series, the latest clutch of which were  aired this year — “Lovers After Divorce” directed by Khalid Jamal, “Agenda” by Haya Abdel Salam and “ I have a script” by Munir Zoubi.