Muscat: Some of the greatest opera stars from the Plácido Domingo’s Centre of Perfeccionament will sing gorgeous arias from famous Italian composers in a unique musical production that will create an exciting new operatic experience for Muscat’s audiences.
Enchanting live performances with brilliant young talent, fabulous sets and realistic video projection are set to make the show look spectacular. The sets include an amazing doorway, unveiled as a gateway into the history of opera.
The door opens unto a grand old hotel lobby, Art Deco in style, where vivid image projections bring opera’s changing times and places to life in three-dimensional reality.
The story for The Opera was inspired by the Greek tragedy, Orpheus and Eurydice. As told by the ancient Greek poets, Virgil and Ovid, the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the most compelling in literature.
It is a haunting tale of love and loss, of great courage thwarted by momentary human weakness. It is, at the same time, an ode to the beauty and nobility of music.
In The Opera, the mythological tale is given a modern twist. In a natural way, Orpheus and Eurydice, performed by Valentino Buzza and Miriam Battistelli, fall under the spell of the music and slip into the roles of famous lovers, singing their arias.
They become heroic characters such as Othello and Desdemona in Verdi’s Othello; Turandot and Calef in Puccini’s Turandot; Violetta and Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata and Mimì and Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème. In the Lobby of Hades Hotel Orpheus and Eurydice magically journey through places such as Aida’s Egypt; the Paris of La Bohème and La Traviata; Rigoletto’s Court; and, Turandot’s China.
Meanwhile, hotel patrons become typical characters in these settings. Orpheus will succeed in rescuing Eurydice, provided he does not look back
The Royal Opera House presents The Opera, an unforgettably enchanting opera-musical on March 16, 18 and 19 from 7.30 pm. For further information and booking visit ROHM’s website rohmuscat.org.om