Times of Oman
Royal Opera House Muscat celebrates sixth anniversary
October 14, 2017 | 7:15 PM
by Times News Service
The Royal Opera House Muscat recently celebrated six years of artistic and musical performances.
 
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The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) recently celebrated six years of artistic and musical performances. ROHM celebrated its sixth anniversary on Thursday, October 12.

“Today is our sixth anniversary. From Turandot to Mohammed Abdou and everything in between; we have seen amazing things,” ROHM tweeted on the day.

ROHM started its first official performance with Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot on October 12, 2011. And His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who had graced the occasion with his presence, conferred the Order of Oman, First Class, on Franco Zeffirelli and honoured him for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the arts, and recognised the excellence of his contribution to the inauguration of ROHM.


In the past six years, ROHM has presented a diversity of programmes, which included operas, ballets and folkloric dance, classical music concerts, Arab and Indian music, musicals, and jazz. It has hosted world famous artists, such as Giacomo Puccini, Cliff Richard, Mohammed Abdou, Blaqees, and performances, such as Swan Lake, originally composed by Tchaikovsky in 1865 and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.






Besides presenting stellar productions, ROHM has also opened doors for Omanis to work in a new industry in Oman and the region. They are working in the box office, administration, backstage, at the front of the house, and in other roles.


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