Opera’s exciting new season

From September to May, Royal Opera House Muscat offers 40 new programmes and a total of 69 performances.

The concentration of orchestral talent appearing this season is impressive. Among the most famous are Plácido Domingo who will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Massimo di Palermo in Guiseppe Verdi’s blockbuster opera, La Traviata; and Maestro Valery Gergiev who conducts the Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of Mariinsky Theatre in the opera, Prince Igor as well as in a symphonic concert featuring Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky.

For the first time, the opera house is presenting an Arab operatic drama, Antar and Abla. History will also be made with the world premiere of an epic Arab ballet, Al Hamama Al Mutawwaqa, The Ring Dove Story.

Sayyid Kamil Mahmood Al Said, member of Royal Opera House Muscat’s board of directors, says: “The Royal Opera House Muscat continues to grow and undertake exciting new initiatives in order to serve the public and further connect the institution to the community. Important initiatives for 2018-19 include a new ticketing platform, low and uniform pricing schemes, guaranteed seats for outdoor events, a new refund policy, and a more efficient system for company block booking.

“Our education and outreach initiatives have also been revised with a new project for toddlers and childcare services during events. In addition, we hope to develop activities for children with special needs, orphans and children with cancer.

“We are also proud to announce the world premiere of an opera produced by Royal Opera House Muscat and to introduce a major new Royal Opera House Muscat coproduction with leading international opera houses. There will undoubtedly be many more milestones as the Royal Opera House Muscat continues on its historic journey.

“We look forward to our regular patrons and many new faces joining us on another exciting journey around the world with the Royal Opera House Muscat in 2018-19.”