We went to Muscat’s Royal opera House to hear Sherine, one of the Arab Music World’s mega stars.
Collecting the pre-paid tickets I was told that it was a sold out performance. I cannot have been as disappointed as Sherine should have been at seeing probably 20% of the seats unoccupied; perhaps season ticket holders were not attending.
Her program opened with a video of a self-confident 13 year old performing. Twenty years later and that girl has developed into a polished performer whose charm shone across the audience – creating a very memorable evening.