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26 May 2024

Emaar names Jasper Hope CEO of Dubai Opera

Jasper Hope (Supplied)

By Staff

Emaar Properties has appointed Jasper Hope as the Chief Executive of Dubai Opera, the centrepiece of The Opera District development in Downtown Dubai, set to commence operations in 2016.

Hope, earlier the Chief Operating Officer of Royal Albert Hall in London, assumed charge in January 2015.

As Chief Executive of Dubai Opera, he will serve as its lead officer and international advocate focused on setting its direction and driving global stakeholder relationships.

Billed as Dubai’s new cultural icon, Dubai Opera is a 2,000-seat multi-format venue for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events, and seasonal programmes.

Hope, who has extensive experience in creating, directing and promoting global events, is mandated with ensuring the commercial success of Dubai Opera and developing its profile internationally.

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties, said Hope has expertise in managing internationally renowned venues and tremendous industry insights which will be a great asset in establishing Dubai Opera as one of the world’s most prestigious cultural destinations.

Earlier, as Chief Operating Officer of Royal Albert Hall, he was responsible for the implementation of all operational management criteria and the day-to-day business of the hall. During his stint, the venue achieved close to 400 events each year, making it one of the busiest venues in the world.