10 Reasons to visit Muscat this Winter 10-6

10           For the music lover in you, Muscat has one of the best Opera houses in the world. Most winter weekends there is a performance, perhaps of Opera itself or occasionally Ballet.

Royal Opera House- Muscat - Oman 10 reasons to visit muscat this winter
Royal Opera House- Muscat – Oman

Arab singing stars are hosted Continue reading “10 Reasons to visit Muscat this Winter 10-6”

Oman’s Royal Opera House – winter 2017-18 highlights

Oman’s Royal Opera House has a remarkable mix of performances over the 2017 – 2018 season. In September they launch with Aida by Verdi

Verdi conducting Aida in Paris1880
Verdi conducting Aida in Paris1880

for 3 days 14, 16,17 performed by Teatro Regio Torino (‘Royal Theatre’ Turin) – the Continue reading “Oman’s Royal Opera House – winter 2017-18 highlights”

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in May 2017

May can often be Oman’s hottest month and temperatures over 40c are frequent. This means that activities need to be selected to take the heat into account.

Ice Skating Oman
Ice Skating Oman

Though spending time in one of Oman’s almost innumerable Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in May 2017”

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in March 2017

With the days still not too hot and the evenings pleasantly warm March is a fantastic time to get out and about in Oman.

Starting the month off is a concert with one of the concert world’s greatest performers, Anna Netrebko and a rising star Yusif Eyvazov.

Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat

Any performance at the Royal Opera House is worth attending but this one should be stellar and has very limited seat availability Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in March 2017”

Military Bands of Oman give a performance at the Royal Opera House Muscat

All of Oman’s Military Bands gave a public concert in late afternoon at The Royal Opera House in Muscat.

Royal Opera House Military Music
Royal Opera House Military Music

I enjoyed watching, and wondered Continue reading “Military Bands of Oman give a performance at the Royal Opera House Muscat”

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 Continue reading “Jessye Norman followed by Football Fans”

The Music Man performers see Oman

Muscat’s Royal Opera House is currently hosting performances of the  Glimmerglass production of The Music Man.

Glimmerglass Festival performers in rural Oman
Glimmerglass Festival performers in rural Oman

It was a pleasure Continue reading “The Music Man performers see Oman”

Gershwin and Mendelssohn at the Royal Opera House

We enjoyed an evening of Gershwin and Felix Mendelssohn at the Royal Opera House,

Royal Opera House Orchestra Dell Accademia Teatro Alla Scala
Royal Opera House Orchestra Dell Accademia Teatro Alla Scala

while Thunder & Lightning played outside around Muscat.
Gershwin’s music was Continue reading “Gershwin and Mendelssohn at the Royal Opera House”

Omar Faruk Tekbilek in Oman at the Royal Opera House

After the night with Anouar Brahem & Randy Weston we went in for more eastern ‘fusion’ with an evening of music at the Royal Opera in Muscat

Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Omar Faruk Tekbilek

by Omar Faruk Tekbilek. Continue reading “Omar Faruk Tekbilek in Oman at the Royal Opera House”

Omans Royal Opera House

winter 2010 programme

Oman’s Royal Opera House is expected to open during the winter 2011.

Muscat Royal Opera House Programme 2010
Muscat Royal Opera House Programme 2010

Whetting our appetite for the type of events they will hold is an eclectic programme for Oman’s Royal Opera House for the season through to December 2010 . They will be held in other theatres in Muscat until it opens.

Oman’s Royal Opera House

and two Queens of the Sea in Muscat

Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat

With 24 hour work the impressive Royal Opera House in Muscat is beginning to show how it will look.

In the ‘in vogue’ monumental style with beige coloured stonework – it will be in keeping with the latest government buildings throughout Muscat. Sultan Qaboos likes western classic music and I suspect Russian in particular. The opening is going to be a spectacular occasion – hopefully including the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.

Queen Mary 2 in Muscat
Queen Mary 2 in Muscat

Gliding in and out of Mina Sultan Qaboos to allow passengers to go on Muscat Shore Excursions – the Queen Continue reading “Oman’s Royal Opera House”