Academy-Award Winning Composer Michel Legrand is Coming to Dubai Opera
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | December 6, 2016 | News
Michel Legrand Dubai Opera UAE
Dubai Opera has announced that French composer, arranger, conductor and jazz pianist, Michel With more than 50 years in the industry, writing more than 200 much loved film and television scores, Michel Legrand will be bringing his sensational songs to life on the Dubai Opera stage for the first time in the UAE.
Dubai Opera’s Chief Executive, Jasper Hope, commented: “It is an honour to celebrate the life and works of Michel Legrand at Dubai Opera. His musical scores are as memorable as the incredible films they have brought to life and I am delighted we've been able to persuade him to share them live with an audience in Dubai for the very first time.”
Famed for his atmospheric and memorable scores, Legrand penned some of the most celebrated works such as The Summer of 42, Yentl and The Thomas Crown Affair for the hauntingly anthemic “The Windmills of Your Mind.”
Legrand has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, recording more than 100 albums with stars including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Diana Ross.
Legrand will be celebrating his milestone 85th birthday by performing at Dubai Opera for one spectacular night on February 23, 2017.