Oman culture: January at the ROHM

Lifestyle Tuesday 20/December/2016 19:14 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman culture: January at the ROHM

The second half of ROHM Season 2016-17 gets off to an historic start in January, with the ROHM’s first major in-house production. Later in the month, see performances by Placido Domingo and Mohammed Abdou, and enjoy classic compositions from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

Celebrating Oman: The Great Journey
January 5th, 6th, 7th at 7:00pm
The Royal Opera House’s first major in-house production is a stunning spectacular with music, theatrics, aerial choreography, mass movement, lights, flying acrobats, a soaring dhow, and amazing visual effects. Omani traditions and talent in poetry and music dominate the show. This complimentary outdoor event will be held on ROHM’s Maidan.

Placido Domingo
January 11th at 7pm
Superstar Placido Domingo, arguably the most famous living tenor in the world, returns to the Royal Opera House Muscat after his stellar performances in ROHM’s 2011 Inaugural Season. Placido will sing classic arias from great operas accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Brescia and Bergamo Festival under the baton of the renowned American conductor, Eugene Kohn.

Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
January 13th at 7:00pm
Placido Domingo will conduct the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra in an evening of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. The programme features a piano concerto with the virtuosic twenty-three-year-old Italian pianist, Beatrice Rana.

Eugene Onegin
January 19th & 21st at 7:00pm
In 1879, the famous Russian composer, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky premiered his fascinating opera, Eugene Onegin, a heart-rending drama story with unforgettable melodies, which speak of love and treason, uncontrolled passion and the purity of the soul in ways that are relevant today. This brilliant opera is performed by the Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre.

Mohammed Abdou
January 26th& 27th at 7:00pm
Sung with spiritual grace in the finest traditions of classic Arab Music, Mohammed Abdou’s songs are anchored in a thousand years of heritage in the mawrouth (inherited) genre. This immensely popular, multiple award-winning Saudi Arabian singer may perform on an unscheduled third night to meet the tremendous demand and long waiting list.
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