THE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY PRESENTS …. PUCCINI’S MADAME BUTTERFLY IN DUBAI AND ABU DHABI FOR THE FIRST TIME Dubai – 17 & 18 September 2006 Abu Dhabi 20 & 21 September 2006 The Great Entertainment Company is proud to present the first fully fledged opera to come to the United Arab Emirates. Puccini’s Madame Butterfly will be performed by The Rostov State Opera with more than 75 artists and complete scenery sets on stage, starting in Dubai on 17 and 18 September and in Abu Dhabi on 20 and 21 September 2006 The Dubai venue will be the Arena at Madinat Jumeirah where tiered individual seating will be in place to ensure comfort, leg room and a good view throughout the venue. In Abu Dhabi, the opera will be performed at the Emirates Palace Auditorium. Ticket prices are available at Regular Dhs 295, Stalls Dhs 395, VIP Dhs 495 and VVIP (Dubai only) Dhs595 for the first three rows. Tickets are available from Madinat Jumeirah Box Office Tel 04 366 6546 Emirates Palace Lobby Tel 02 690 9000 ITP Ticket Line 800 4669 ITP Online www.itptickets.com Virgin Megastores: Deira City Centre, Mercato, Mall of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi Mall www.boxofficeme.com www.madamebutterfly-uae.com The three hour performance will start at 20.00 (evening performances only) and will include two intervals.