Jasper Hope CEO, Dubai Opera
Jasper Hope is Chief Executive of Dubai Opera, the city’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre set to open in autumn 2016 in the heart of Downtown Dubai. With an iconic dhow shaped design rooted in Emirati heritage, Dubai Opera’s vision is to entertain and enrich Dubai’s residents and visitors, and be the definitive destination for quality entertainment productions and performances. Dubai Opera’s stage will host an incredible array of world-class talent, reflecting the dynamic and cosmopolitan population who live, work and visit Dubai.
Prior to his role at Dubai Opera, Jasper held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Albert Hall in London. As one of the world’s leading cultural and entertainment destinations, Jasper was responsible for the successful implementation of all operational management criteria and the leadership of the day-to-day business of the Hall. Under his leadership, the prestigious venue achieved close to 400 events each year, making it one of the busiest and most successful venues in the world.
Renowned in the industry as a creative, commercial and resourceful leader, Jasper has proven experience in successfully delivering a programme of change for the venues he leads in addition to conceptualising and executing a diverse range of notable events in unique venues.