MUGHAL-E-AZAM: THE MUSICAL Will Make Dubai Opera Premiere

MUGHAL-E-AZAM: THE MUSICAL Will Make Dubai Opera Premiere

Dubai Opera will premiere Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, in January 2019, according to Trade Arabia.

The musical will be showcased at the Dubai Opera with five shows from January 10 to 12, 2019.

Indian playwright Feroz Abbas Khan is known for plays like Mahatma vs Gandhi, Tumhari Amrita, Saalgirah and Dinner with Friends amongst others.

Mughal-e-Azam has been adapted as a Broadway-style musical, including live singing and dance sequences. Manish Malhotra has designed 550 costumes. Dance sequences have been choreographed by Mayuri Upadhya.

The story is one for the ages. Emperor Akbar's wife Jodha gives birth to Salim, who grows up to be a spoilt and disrespectful teen. Consequently, his father sends him to the battlefield and war to teach him courage and discipline. Fourteen years later, he returns home as a distinguished soldier. Salim, now a young man, falls in love with Anarkali, a lowly courtesan. And so, the story goes.

Ticket sales are now open and can be purchased on the Dubai Opera website ( and on Q-Tickets (

Read more on Trade Arabia.

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