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Ludovico Einaudi, the most-streamed classical artist on Spotify, is set for the Dubai Opera / The National

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There are not too many artists who can claim a classical celebrity fan base as eclectic as Chinese superstar pianist Lang Lang, but Milanese pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has achieved such widespread appeal because his work cannot be easily classified within classical music. His work exudes a mysterious alchemy that keeps it far removed from beige muzak to encompass something darker, haunting and deeply emotional. If you are in the audience at Dubai Opera, where the 62-year-old plays on Thursday and Friday, don't be surprised to hear quiet sniffles among the crowd when the lamenting notes of Le Onde are played.

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