Feel like royalty at the Royal Opera House Muscat
Ready yourself for spectacular costumes, voices that makes the hair on your arms stand up, and the very best of the leading arts and culture in the Sultanate of Oman.
An absolute must when visiting the city of culture and warm sand dunes is an evening at the Royal Opera House Muscat. Expect no less than a sensation from this season’s fully packed programme.
A royal affair
The organization is guided by the vision of Hos Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and supervised by his appointed High Committee. In other words, there is nothing less than regal entertainment in store. If you want the full experience, drop by for the ‘open house’ or take a guided tour of the venue. See the fantastic, ornate architecture and design of the opera building and get to know how the set really works. For a behind-the-scenes evening, join in on the Pre-Performance Talk Initiative, which is held an hour in advance of the show. With additional insights to the history, music, composition and creative process, you are guaranteed a memorable and unique evening. After a cultural night, stroll through the city and return to Park Inn by Radisson Muscat.
Explore the glorious venue
When entering such a grand building, it should not come as a surprise that it holds more than just a stage and concert venue. It was built in 2001 as the house for musical arts and has undergone several changes based on the modernist vision of His Majesty. It has been described as a fusion of Omani tradition and modernity, which certainly proves to be right. Take your time to walk the decorated hallways of the newly opened Opera Galleria, an exclusive shopping destination. Browse the shelves and racks of 50 high-end shops stocking global brands such as Mouwad Jewelery, Patek Philippe and Jean D’Arcel, just to name a few. Even though you may not be planning to shop, the experience of walking these hallways is well worth your time.
Expect nothing less than lifelong memories and incredible talent when you spend an evening in the opera in Muscat.