Operetta ‘Zanaha Zayed’ main highlight of AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019’s opening ceremony

ABU DHABI, Preparations are in full swing for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, with the Higher Organising Committee affirming Operetta ” Zanaha Zayed” to be the musical highlight of the opening ceremony which will commence at 7.30 p.m. on January 5th on the main pitch of Zayed Sports City.

The large-scale musical show will see the participation of 600 performers displaying three artistic masterpieces and multi-faceted episodes that mirror the quintessential Emirati values and national identity that qualified the country to host the prestigious sports event for the second time in its history.

The much-awaited, 13-minute ceremony, set to see a live record viewership of 300 million around the globe, is tailored to promote the spirit of tolerance that underpins the nature of the UAE society before the entire world.

Operetta ” Zanaha Zayed” – Arabic for Illuminated by Zayed- is written by Aref Al Khaja, composed by Khalid Nasser, and directed by Roshan Arshan, with the participation of well-known stars Hussein Al Jasmi, Eida Al Menhali and Balqis.

The opening ceremony’s organising body has been managing the inaugurations of the UEFA Champions League matches since 2014; they also organised the opening ceremony of the 2016 UEFA European Championship, and other several leading international and continental sports competitions.

Source: Emirates News Agency