Part of Dubai Opera’s string of shows in its opening month, Coppélia is a magical tale about a toymaker, Dr Coppélius, who builds a life-sized dancing doll. A young village boy called Franz becomes infatuated with the inventor’s new toy, while he is engaged to another.
Chaos ensues in what’s been considered one of the greatest comic ballets of the 19th century. Though we can’t guarantee humour from the 1800s will have you laughing out loud, you can expect dainty dancers, classical music from the Orchestra of Siberia and a very special night out. So get that blow-dry booked and dig out your ball gown! INFO: Dhs350-Dhs7,600, 8pm Thu 15 Sep, 4pm Sat 17 Sep, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, dubaiopera.com