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Jasper Hope, Chief Executive, Dubai Opera

Jan 1, 2017
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Name: Jasper Hope
Title: Chief executive
Company, city: Dubai Opera, Dubai
Number of employees: 102
Recent project: Opening Dubai Opera!
First job: Agency receptionist (maternity coverage)
Little-known fact about you: I usually carry a lollipop in a jacket pocket for those low-sugar moments, whether mine or someone else’s.

YOUR BUSINESS

What innovations/initiatives do you foresee in the industry over the next years? Technology in the form of sound, lighting, ticketing and so on is constantly improving things, of course, but at the core of the live entertainment business is a talented performer on stage every night giving incredible performances to receptive audiences, and I don’t foresee that ever requiring any innovation.

Best career advice you’ve received: When you feel your worst, look your best.

What advice would you give someone starting out in the field: The audience is what matters; always see it from their point of view.

JASPER HOPE AS A TRAVELER

Favorite travel memory or story: My honeymoon, spent relaxing and eating in equally fabulous fashion in Sardinia and by Lake Como

One travel tip you cannot live without: Always have plenty to read; my Kindle is an essential travel item.

Best advice for business travelers: Take hand luggage only.

ABOUT DUBAI OPERA

What can visitors expect from a visit to Dubai Opera, the creative heart of the city?
Visitors to Dubai Opera can expect a world-class show above all else; we’re passionate about hosting the best live performers and productions.

Tell our readers more about the iconic architecture of the Dubai Opera building.
Dubai Opera’s iconic dhow shape creates a building embedded in the place, culture and history of Dubai and which celebrates a historic link to the sea and the sailors and merchants who were responsible for bringing the area’s original success and prosperity.

What other venues can travelers enjoy in and around Dubai Opera?
Our closest neighbor is the Burj Khalifa. It’s impossible to spend time in Dubai and not see it, and for first-time visitors a trip to the top is a must.

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