The british pop superstar launched her new tour to the delight of dedicated fans that had travelled across the world.
Her first concert for four and a half years, she adopted a simple, intimate production; interjecting sharp humour and personal anecdotes in between powerful, emotionally-driven songs.
The set was stripped back and for most of the performances she sat at the front of the arena and addressed her fans throughout. No costume changes either, she dazzled in a simple, custom-made black Burberry dress.
Her humour was clearly delighting fans, many of whom gushed after the performance about her vulnerability and unpretentious manner.
“She’s just so down to earth. She’s not a superstar, she’s normal,” said Rosemary Shield, who attended the show from Belfast.
“She talked about her wee boy and she talked about going to the zoo. Just normal things that we all do.”
Highlights included her Oscar-winning Bond theme, Skyfall, during which searchlights dramatically swept over the arena; and a charming audience singalong to Someone Like You.
Adele has more than 100 dates during the tour that runs until November.