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What inspired acclaimed author of The Prophet, Khalil Gibran, to write?

What moved him to such profound philosophy in his later life?

An autobiographical account of Khalil Gibran’s first love, Broken Wings is a moving new musical adaptation of the iconic poet’s 1912 masterpiece.

New York City, 1923. An ageing Gibran narrates from his cold studio. Through poetry and music, he transports us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. His eighteen-year-old self returns to the Middle East after five years in America, to complete his education and discover more of his heritage. He falls deeply in love with Selma Karamy, the daughter of family friend and hugely respected local businessman, Farris Karamy. However, Selma soon becomes betrothed to Mansour Bey Galib, nephew of the powerful Bishop Bulos Galib, who has one eye on the Karamy family fortune. Gibran and Selma fight to reconcile their love for one another, whilst navigating the rules, traditions and expectations that their society lays before them.

The events of Broken Wings highlight key issues of the time, yet the themes and debates raised remain increasingly relevant today, over a century later; the fight for gender equality, the freedom to love who we love, tradition versus modernity, wealth versus happiness, immigration and the importance of ‘home’.

Written by Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, and directed by Bronagh Lagan, produced by Ali Matar with orchestrations by Joe Davison.

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“The Music was stunning and the singers’ and actors’ talents evident, full of believable emotion and skill.”

THE DAILY STAR

“Naaman and Al Fardan succeed in presenting a vibrant and beautiful musical.”

BBC ARABIC

“an absolutely gut-wrenching show with flawless vocals and a genuine spirit that many big musicals often struggle to attain.”

THE PLAY’S THE THING

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  • Below 2 years are not permitted into the auditorium.
  • Patrons under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Times are approximate and subject to change at any time. The show duration is estimated to be approximately 2 hours 5 minutes including one 20-minute interval.

 

For group bookings of 11 or more tickets and wheelchair bookings, please contact the Dubai Opera box office by emailing boxoffice@dubaiopera.com

  • Bars open 2 hours before the show begins.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before the show begins.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.
  • Any use of mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.
  • All Boxes are General Admission, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats cannot be reserved before arrival.
  • VIP Boxes have fixed seating. All other Boxes have loose chairs.

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.

The rate for Green Parking Zone is AED 10 per hour for the first four hours and AED 20 per hour thereafter.

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.

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  1. This ticket must be produced to gain entry into an event.
  2. Removing any part of, altering or defacing the ticket may invalidate it.
  3. This ticket must not, without the prior written consent of Dubai Opera, be resold or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes, if not the ticket will be cancelled immediately.
  4. This ticket is only valid for the specific date, time and event shown.
  5. Dubai Opera does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances. Dubai Opera at its sole discretion may only refund or exchange a ticket if an event is cancelled or rescheduled and you cannot attend the rescheduled event.
  6. Dubai Opera can only replace lost, stolen or damaged tickets if the authenticity of the ticket can be verified, including proof of purchase, subject to replacement fee.
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  9. Where concessions are applicable, valid proof of identity and concession entitlement must be provided for collection of tickets at the event.
  10. Entry to the event may be subject to age restrictions specified in Dubai Opera’s website www.dubaiopera.com or in publicity for the event, and no refund will be made on the grounds that the ticket holder was not aware of such age restrictions.
  11. Dubai Opera reserves the right without refund or compensation to refuse admission/evict any person(s) whose conduct is disorderly or inappropriate or who poses a threat to security, or to the enjoyment of the event by others.
  12. The ticket holder agrees to submit to any search for any prohibited items including but not limited to weapons, controlled, dangerous and illegal substances and recording devices.
  13. Patrons arriving late to a performance will only be admitted into the venue at a suitable break. Latecomers may be seated in alternate seat locations to avoid disruption of the performance.
  14. Photography, audio or video recording including camera phones are strictly prohibited inside Dubai Opera.
  15. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risk and danger incidental to the event whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual event, including any death, personal injury, loss, damage or liability.
  16. No food or drinks purchased outside are permitted inside Dubai Opera.

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