Jessye Norman followed by Football Fans

We had a nice evening listening to Jessye Norman sing some classic light Jazz in Oman’s Royal Opera House.

Jessye Norman
Jessye Norman

Her accompanist was Mark Markham who, remarkably for a pianist, used his fist as a percussion instrument by hitting the wood of the piano to vibrate the entire instrument.

Oman 2-Jordan 1
Oman 2-Jordan 1

Her performance must be a highlight of Muscat’s Opera House to date. We stepped out into the Oman football team’s fans celebrating a victory over Jordan, which moves Oman closer to the World Cup in Brazil 2014.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4