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Iyad Rimawi to Perform at the Dubai Opera

Iyad Rimawi to Perform at the Dubai Opera

Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 - 10:45
A poster for Iyad Rimawi's concert

The Syrian music composer Iyad Rimawi is preparing to perform on February 11 and 12 at the Dubai Opera at a concert dubbed "Love Letters from Damascus."

Seen as one of the most talented Arab composers alive today, Rimawi’s melodic and emotional scores are a unique fusion of oriental and classical music.

After performing to a sold-out crowd in 2018, Rimawi comes back to Dubai to perform new music, such as Alharamlek and Masafit Aman, on stage for the first time, as well as some of his famous works, like Al Nadam, Alam Homra, and The Godfather.

Expressing his excitement about performing in Dubai again, Rimawi said: “Being in Dubai, today, especially to perform at the Opera House alongside the renowned international act, is a step forward for my large project aimed at performing at the world’s largest theaters and introducing my music.”

The concert’s executive producer Salah Mansour, for his part, says the artist came back after the great success of his show at the World Trade Center to place this project side by side with the world’s most prominent musicians at the prestigious house Dubai Opera.

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