Riyadh is set to host a unique cultural event that promises to be a captivating experience for everyone. “Zarqa Al Yamama,” the first Saudi opera and the largest in the Arabic language, is making its grand premiere with a series of performances from April 25th to May 4th, 2024 at King Fahad Cultural Center. 

This groundbreaking opera features a talented ensemble of Saudi and international artists who bring to life a story that has resonated through generations. The tale of Zarqa Al Yamama is rooted in Arabian folklore and tells the story of a woman known for her remarkable vision, able to see enemies approaching from a great distance.

In this opera, her haunting cries warn her tribe, the Jadis, of an imminent invasion. Her story is filled with drama, emotion, and cultural significance, making it an excellent choice for this grand artistic production.

The opera’s score is nothing short of enchanting. The powerful voices of the choir and the mesmerizing melodies of the orchestra combine to create a truly immersive experience. Viewers can expect to be transported into the heart of ancient Arabia, where they will witness a tale filled with bravery, tragedy, and wisdom.

Zarqa Al Yamama is more than just an opera—it’s an exploration of a timeless story through one of the oldest and most revered art forms. This event is a significant milestone in Saudi Arabia’s cultural landscape, showcasing the talent and creativity of local artists while connecting them with international performers.

With 10 performances over 8 days, there’s plenty of time to witness the spectacle yourself. Whether you’re an opera enthusiast, a lover of Arabian folklore, or simply looking for a unique cultural outing, Zarqa Al Yamama is a must-see.

Tickets for the opera are available on Discover Culture, so be sure to secure your spot for this extraordinary journey into the heart of Arabian culture. Don’t miss your chance to be part of history and witness the magic of “Zarqa Al Yamama.”