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The Phantom of the Opera Lights Up Dubai Ahead of International Tour

Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical will make its Middle Eastern debut next fall.

The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway's longest-running musical, celebrated tickets going on sale for its Middle Eastern debut in Dubai this fall with a 120-second audio-visual show, projected on the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The show's main characters, including Christine and the Phantom, were beamed onto the 828-meter-tall skyscraper, accompanied by music from the Tony-nominated score.

Take a look below at a video and an image of the spectacular presentation.

Dubai is part of an extensive worldwide tour of The Phantom of the Opera, which opens in Manila (February 28-March 17) and then heads to the already announced Singapore (April 24-May 26), Kuala Lumpur (June 15-30), and Tel Aviv (August 12-31), before opening in Dubai (October 16-30) ahead of future tour dates soon to be announced.

An image of The Phantom of the Opera's audio-visual show, projected on Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
(photo provided by DKC/O&M)

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a musical genius known only as the Phantom who inhabits the depths of the magnificent Paris Opera House. Mesmerized by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine Daaé, the Phantom falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine's love for another, the Phantom's obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where unrequited love, jealousy and passions collide.

The musical features a score of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Charles Hart (lyrics), with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Stilgoe and Webber,

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