Omani musicians perform the songs of our nation and the world’s entertainers bring their artistry to the stage at the Royal Opera House Muscat. Since its inauguration in 2011, this exquisite gateway to the Sultan’s cultural vision has hosted performers from throughout Oman and across continents, from the worlds of opera, ballet, musical theatre, jazz and beyond.
The Royal Opera House Muscat, whose performance season runs from September to March, is an architectural wonder. An artful blend of marble and wood complemented by subtle colours throughout the building, it is designed to honour Oman’s heritage while reflecting contemporary architecture. A carefully crafted garden completes the aesthetic ambience and a visit to the opera house is a unique, magnificent experience. The newly opened House of Musical Arts is accessed via a state of the art bridge, connecting the two theatres and expanding the Royal Opera House Muscat’s capacity for community participation, music performance, exhibitions, scholarly research, education and entertainment. Tours of the opera house encompass both buildings.
Stroll through the Opera Galleria, where you can shop for treasures including handmade jewelry, Omani craftware and bespoke Royal Opera House Muscat souvenirs; relax in contemporary coffee shops; or, take the family out for a night at any of the several restaurants which offer a tempting choice of traditional and international cuisines.
Royal Opera House Muscat’s 2019-2020 season runs till April 2020 and includes musical performances celebrating Omani Women’s Day, on 17 October; Anna Bolena, an opera performed by Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, on 28 and 30 November; concerts by jazz legend Chick Corea on 12 and 13 December; and dance performances by Argentina’s Che Malambo on 19 and 20 December. Tickets for seats and boxes in the 1100 seat opera house range from OMR 3 to OMR 450.
The Opera Galleria’s shops and restaurants are open from 10 am to 10 pm Saturday to Thursday and 4 pm to 10 pm on Friday.
Tours of the Royal Opera House Muscat and the Royal Opera: House of Musical Arts are conducted daily from 8.30 till 5.30 excluding Friday.
For more information visit: www.rohmuscat.org.om