16 Feb 2019 AT 03:59 PM

The Godfather comes to Dubai Opera

2019 Cinema Series brings movies and live music to Downtown Dubai
16 Feb 2019 AT 03:59 PM
The Godfather comes to Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera is making you an offer you can’t refuse.

From Thursday February 28 to Saturday March 2, Downtown Dubai’s performing arts hub is hosting two critically acclaimed films in concert as part of its 2019 Cinema Series.

On February 28, Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece The Godfather will make its debut. One of the greatest films of all time, the film will be beamed onto the Opera’s big screen while Nino Rota’s iconic score, along with its traditional Italian folk music and jazz, comes to life on stage. Performed by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, it’s set to breathe dramatic life into the winner of three Academy Awards.

The following two evenings will see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets performed in concert by the same orchestra, this time reviving John Williams’ iconic score while the film plays in high definition on the auditorium’s 40 ft screen.

Having earned a Grammy nomination, Williams’ music for the film has become a classic, with its soaring, magic-infused motifs.

Jasper Hope, Dubai Opera’s chief exec, said: “If you haven’t seen a Hollywood blockbuster accompanied by a full live symphony orchestra, then you’ve truly never experienced the incredible power of music to bring films to life.”

Well, what are you looking at?

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. And get those tickets booked while you’re at it.

From Dhs175. The Godfather in Concert, Feb 28, 8pm. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, Mar 1, 3pm and 8pm; Mar 2, 2pm-8pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com.