Royal Opera House Muscat announces its 10th Anniversary Season, with amazing shows

Royal Opera House Muscat

Muscat: The Royal Opera House Muscat announces its 10th Anniversary Season.

In a statement Oman new agency said: In honour of its 10th Anniversary, the Royal Opera House (ROHM) is delighted to be launching the new landmark season for 2022. The launch hails a thrilling return to live performances. The stunning programme brings 20 productions and a total of 35 performance with two operas, two ballets, two Arab stars, two gala concerts, two symphonic concerts and along with jazz, world music and four stunning shows from across the globe.

The classical season opens with the landmark red-carpet, world premiere of ROHM’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, masterminded by the globally renowned director Franco Zeffirelli. This is the great man’s final legacy, with Leo Nucci, the Rigoletto with no comparison, starring in the lead role. The Franco Zeffirelli direction is packed with his trademark vibrancy and grand vision for staging The Orchestra and Choir of Fondazione Arena di Verona perform, along with the Omani Opera Choir Group, under the baton of Jan Latham-Koenig on 20, 21, 22 January 2022.

The launch of the season includes an exciting, unparalleled exhibition on the life and work of the legendary theatre director, Franco Zeffirelli, to be hosted at the Royal Opera: House of Musical Arts from 16 January to 20 March 2022. Through artefacts, images and videos designed especially for the Royal Opera House Muscat, many on display or the first time, the exhibition is an artistictour de forecof Zeffirelli’s vision for grand opera.

A perfect start to the new season; the charismaticSaber Rebai will perform a programme of his best loved songs, accompanied by a small orchestra in a show which is designed to stir the senses and enrich the souls of audiences of loyal and newly inspired fans during 6 and 7 January 2022.

In Die Lustige Witwe, Hanna Glawari, the ‘merry widow’ of the title, fights to keep her inheritance from the state. The opera unfolds over a game of political machinations and a courtship, in a plot which aims both to amuse audiences and to reflect the gigantic and hilarious flaws in human nature. Franz Lehar’s operetta is defined by quick, galloping pieces in a lighthearted, romantic tale, being both satirical and frivolous. The opera is directed by Marco Arturo Marelli and performed by Volksoper Wien during 17, 18 and 19 February 2022.

Performed by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, Anastasia is a magnificent classical work by Vyacheslav Kuznetsov portraying the cultural history of Belarus through a legendary love story with new choreography by Yuri Travanas during 3, 4 and 5 February 2022.

The Nutcracker is the most widely performed and enduringly popular ballet in the world. Everyone loves Tchaikovsky’s storytelling music and the tale of the enchanted young heroine, Clara, the magical nutcracker doll that become a prince, the charmed Sugar Plum Fairy and the epic battle between mice and tin soldiers. Performed by the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, choreographed by Nina Ananiashvili and Alexey Fadeechey, conducted by Alevtina Loffe during 17, 18 and 19 March 2022.

The award-winning composer, pianist and conductor Omar Khairat bridges contemporary Egyptian and Western music. In concert with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, Kahirat performs his original arrangements of supreme works by Mohammed Abdel Wahab and selections from among Umm Kulthum’s most popular songs during 24 and 25 February 2022.

The acclaimed Lebanese singer, Melhem Zain, known as the Chief of Song performs with a mastery inspired by the great Arab artists, and in a voice that has been described as dazzling and mountainous during 19 and 20 May 2022.

Stellar artists perform in a gala concert of Verdi’s Masterpieces, performing arias and duets from across the repertoire. The Orchestra and Choir of Fondazione Arena di Verona, and star artists from Rigoletto production will perform under the baton of Jan Latham-Koenig on 23 January 2022.

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra will be performing Donizetti Masterpieces. The programme will explore the range of Donizetti’s most popular opera repertoire from opera buffa to opera seria on 10 March 2022.

Alexand Malofeev, the world-famous piano virtuoso, performs with the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Sladkovsky, artistic director, and chief conductor of the TNSO, the orchestra will play a stirring programme of Liszt and Rachmaninoff on 12 May 2022.

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