Multi-Media Exhibition


29 Nov - 14 Dec 2021

Free Entry – No Booking Required

Multi-media exhibition

This winter 2021, Dubai Opera will host 50 For 50, an immersive, multi-media exhibition featuring 50 landscape paintings of the UAE by Ella Spira MBE, who resides between Dubai and London. The art series, painted by Spira, a Grammy-nominated composer and painter, is a legacy honouring the United Arab Emirates 50 years of formation, embracing its rich history, natural beauty and unique achievements.

Produced by innovative art production company Sisters Grimm, 50 For 50 is the culmination of Spira’s travels across the UAE, with the paintings created in situ over the past 18 months. The series depicts the story of a land which has not only inspired unity and collaboration within its community but has also been dramatically transformed by industry.

The 50 For 50 experience culminates with the world premiere screening of the Sisters Grimm film, ‘Daughters of the Wind Overture’, Directed by Jhenyfy Muller, based on a story by Stephen Powell, which features all 50 paintings sharing Dubai Opera’s Main Stage alongside former Royal Ballet ballerina Pietra De Mello-Pittman, co-founder of Sisters Grimm, and singers DB Gad (50 FOR 50 co-composer) and Madyan Hamza, singing in Arabic and English.

With the aim of showcasing a hidden side of the UAE, 50 For 50 will tour internationally following its premiere in Dubai, including to London and New York.

Recognized as internationalists, Ella and Pietra were awarded MBE’s by His Royal Highness Prince Charles at Windsor Castle this month for Services to International Trade and the Creative Industry.

Ella Spira’s work includes award-winning, world-touring live musical theatre productions featured at London’s Royal Variety Performance, Hampton Court Palace and Royal Albert Hall and performed in front of the Royal Family, as well as shows that have been acclaimed across the globe.

    • It is mandatory to wear a face mask at all times whilst at Dubai Opera ensuring that your nose and mouth are covered. This includes during the performance.
    • If you wish to take photos during your visit, and photography is permitted for the event, please keep your face mask on in all photographs that you take.
    • You will be asked to leave if you are not wearing your face mask correctly.
    • Compliance with the stated safety measures is legally required in all areas within the venue.
    • 10 am to 10 pm
  • Entry may be refused if the below conditions are not met

    Wearing a face mask is mandatory at all times. You will be asked to leave if you are not wearing your face mask correctly.

    Please do not attend if you have covid symptoms

    • If you are driving and plan to self-park, there are underground parking spaces available.
    • Paid parking spaces in very close proximity to Dubai Opera are available at Green Parking.
    • You can access the P3 underground parking entrance on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, the entrance to the underground parking is located just after the Dubai Opera hashtag on the right.