Musical theatre legend Lea Salonga is coming to Dubai

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You’ll be able to see the real-life Disney princess return to Dubai Opera in March 2020…

After her sellout Dubai Opera debut in 2017, Tony Award-winning singer and actress Lea Salonga is returning for two shows in Dubai in 2020.

The award-winning star will perform on March 5 and March 6, 2020, with tickets on sale now priced from Dhs250.

Who is Lea Salonga?

Basically, she’s a musical theatre legend. The Filipina artist was the original star of Miss Saigon, in the role of Kim, and provided the singing voices of two Disney princesses, Jasmine and Mulan.

The singer has also starred in productions of Cinderella, My Fair Lady and Cats.

She was also the first Asian actress to play the role of Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway.

Here’s a video of Salonga singing On My Own from Les Mis (it’s guaranteed to give you chills):

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Known worldwide for her powerful vocals and pitch-perfect renditions of some well loved songs, fans can expect to hear an array of Salonga’s Broadway hits, Disney favorites, popular pop and musical theatre renditions as well as selections from her latest album.

The musical theatre performer most recently starred in the 2018 Broadway revival of Once on This Island as the Goddess of Love, Erzulie. The show’s return to the Broadway stage earned a Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Musical”.

Tickets start from Dhs250, with 20 per cent off VIP, Platinum and Gold tickets for early birds who book by July 21.

Lea Salonga at Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 8pm onwards, Sunday March 5 and Monday March 6, 2020, from Dhs250. Tel: (04) 440 8888. dubaiopera.com

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