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The Royal Opera House Muscat celebrates life in Oman

December 19, 2016 11:40 am

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The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) will be proudly presenting its very own production entitled ‘Celebrating Oman: The Great Journey’ in January 2017. This ground-breaking production, consisting of a series of vivid musical tableaux representing different aspects of life in Oman, will be taking the audience on an incredible expedition through Oman’s rich history, nature, seafarers’ traditions and cultural heritage. Combining great music with dazzling light and sound shows, ‘Celebrating Oman’ is a free ticketed event that will be presented on ROHM’s Maidan outdoor space on 5, 6 and 7 January 2017 at 7:00pm.

‘Celebrating Oman: The Great Journey’ has been specially produced to be part of the Oman’s celebrations of its blessed renaissance under the prudent leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. It also significantly coincides with the exceptional fifth season and anniversary of ROHM and reaffirms its success in attracting both local and international audience. It also confirms the reputation that ROHM has managed to build over the years as one of the finest opera houses and music halls around the world as well as a cultural beacon and a bridge for cross-cultural dialogue. This show, of particular interest, is the ROHM’s first major in-house production.

 To celebrate Oman in style, the show has been developed in co-operation with Namaste group, a renowned open air show company based in Europe and Asia, conceived by the renowned Italian creator of exciting events, Paolo Dalla Sega.

‘Celebrating Oman: The Great Journey’ consisting of eight tableaux, which combine poetry, music and performing arts, features an original libretto by talented Omani writer, Saleh Al Fahdi, with unforgettable storytelling by artists and performers from Oman and around the world. The eight tableaux are dedicated to “Oman History and Geography”; “Frankincense Back to Nature”; “the Maritime History”, “the Silk Route”, “the Sword Dance”, “the Renaissance”, “Oman: Oasis of Peace”, and the final tableaux represents the ROHM as a “Cultural House of the World”.

Light and sound will also play a main role in this performance, with more than a hundred performers on stage, from all over the world.

 In addition, international choreographers, singers and dancers from all over the world, ROHM is pleased to announce the active participation of several Omani artists in different stages of the show: Omani poets contributed by writing all the poems of this festival and young Omani talents will contribute by performing national solo songs. Furthermore, a traditional Omani folk company will take part in the performance to reflect the traditional touch in several tableaux, alongside participations by Omani musicians from the ‘The Society for Amateur Oud Players’. The ‘Storytellers’ will accompany us throughout this celebration and will contextualize the events of all these tableaux with distinguished Omani poems and readings.

‘Celebrating Oman: The Great Journey’ is designed to bedazzle audiences of all segments with special effects and fantastic harmony between music, visual effects, lyrics and songs. This performance is a free ticketed event and will be held on 5, 6 and 7 January 2017 at 7:00 pm.

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