Sunday, September 02, 2012
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UPDATE: Youssou N'Dour concert is cancelled. They are offering full refunds or you can select another show.

Last Thursday, the 30th of August, the Royal Opera House Muscat announced that they were releasing a third block of tickets for the upcoming season for those wanting to attend one or some of the events coming up.

Here's a list of whats in store this season:

September 2012

12,13,14
Aida
Verdi’s grand opera spectacle performed by Warsaw
National Opera directed by Roberto Lagana Manoli

17,18
Nine Jewels of India present Panchtatva
A Multi Media Musical on the 5 Elements of Nature
An evening of Music and Poetry featuring Pandit
Jasraj,Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, TH Vikku
Vinayakram, Niladri Kumar, Selva Ganesh, Yogesh
Samsi, Ramkumar Mishra, Shridhar Parthasarathy,
and Durga Jasraj
7:30pm

20
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Enrique Batiz and the Horus Piano Duo
The UK’s most prestigious orchestra
in a first class performance
7:30pm

21
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Broadway
Classic broadway musical songs come to life
7:30pm

25
Michel Legrand
The legendary Grammy® and Academy Award®-
winning composer in concert with Catherine Michel,
Harpist Soloist from the Opéra de Paris
7:30pm

27
Ahmed Fathi and Safwan Bahlawan
A concert featuring the greatest Oud and Arabic
songs
7:30pm


October 2012

1
Youssou N’Dour  CANCELLED
This “best-known African musician in the world,”
- BBC, mixes traditional Senagalese mbalax with
eclectic influences ranging from Cuban samba to hip
hop, jazz and soul
7:30pm

3
Munich Percussion Ensemble with Conductor Adel Shalaby
With renowned soloists Peter Sadlo, percussion;
Hassan Sharara, violin and Inès Abdel Daïm, flute
7:30pm

9, 10, 11
The Music Man
A new production of Meredith Willson’s
Tony Award®-winning American musical, by the
renowned Glimmerglass Festival from New York
7:00pm
11 October Matinee 2:00 pm

16
Jessye Norman
A rare recital by the celebrated American soprano
7:30pm

17
Omani Women’s Day Celebration
A musical tribute to Omani Women featuring
folklore, music and performances by women from
Oman and beyond
7:30pm

20
A Night of Sufi and Inshaad
The diverse musical expressions of faith
7:30pm

23
Roberto Alagna
The inspiring Sicilian-French tenor in concert
7:30pm



November 2012

3, 4
La Boheme
Conducted by the highly acclaimed Maestro Lorin
Maazel, Castleton Festival presents Giacomo Puccini’s
beloved and soul-stirring opera
7:00pm

7
Music of Oman: Military
This outdoor event is free to the public.
Military Bands march in formation outside
the Maidan
7:30pm

8
Music of Oman: Orient and Occident
Omani music in Arabic, Western
and Folklore traditions
7:30pm

12, 13
A Stravinsky Ballet Evening
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
Artistic Director: Gradimir Pankov
Anima, The Rite of Spring and Noces by
Choreographer Stijn Celis
Music by Frederic Chopin, Domenico Scarlatti and
Igor Stravinsky
7:30pm

19
BBC Symphony Orchestra
With pianist Lars Vogt and conductor Jakub Hrůša
7:30pm

22
Hiba Al Kawas
The Lebanese grand dame of Arabic opera
singing and composition
7:30pm

29, 30
The Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel
A colourful, uplifting Indian musical in a truly
magical setting
7:30pm


December 2012

3
Royal Opera House Muscat Pipe Organ Recital
The majestic sound of the Muscat pipe organ
makes its debut
7:30pm

6
Yasser Abdel Rahman with Budapest Symphony Orchestra (mav)
An evening with one of today’s greatest
Arabic film composers
7:30pm

13, 15
Simon Boccanegra
A new production from l’Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur of
Giuseppe Verdi’s operatic Masterpiece, conducted by
Maestro Philippe Auguin
7:00pm

17
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo with Mischa Maisky
Maestro Lawrence Foster leads the Orchestre
Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo & Mischa Maisky,
“One of the world’s leading cellists” -Classic FM,
London
7:30pm

19
Joshua Bell
A breathtaking violin recital by the American classical
music superstar
7:30pm

26, 28
The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet about a whimsical
world of magical toy soldiers and sparkling snowflakes
performed by the Moscow Novaya Opera and Moscow
Classical Ballet
7:30pm
27 December Matinee 2:00 pm


January 2013

16, 17
Deborah Colker Dance Company
“A Brazilian Revolution”-Sunday Times, UK
7:30pm
17 January Matinee 2:00 pm

20, 21
The Royal Danish Ballet and Royal Danish Orchestra
The signature Bournonville works La Sylphide
and Napoli are performed by the world-renowned
company
7:30pm

27
Islamic Spirituality from Morocco to Oman
The interpretation of spirituality from past to present
7:30pm

30, 31
A Family Night at the Opera House
Featuring performances by gifted young musicians
and Austria’s Salzburg Marionette Theatre
presenting a clever and visually stunning puppetry
adaptation of the beloved Russian tale, Peter and the
Wolf
Arabic narration and English subtitles
7:30pm


February 2013

3
Ayman Taysir & Ghada Ragab
Traditional Arabic song solo and duet
7:30pm

7, 8
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Farrell’s company breathes fresh new life into the
works of George Balanchine
7:30pm

13
National Symphony Orchestra, USA
Under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach “this
newly energized orchestra is playing at its peak.”
- The Washington Post
7:30pm

16, 17
The Magical Musical World of Central Asia
February 16 Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan
February 17 Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
A colorful evening of song and dance
7:30pm

20, 21
Paul Taylor Dance Company
February 20 Programme 1
February 21 Programme 2
Called America’s “greatest living choreographer”,
Taylor’s modern dances magically evolve from
classic to innovative
7:30pm

25, 26
Zakir Hussain
Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and The Symphony
Orchestra of India with Marat Bisengaliev, Music
Director and violinist, and Zane Dalal, conductor
7:30pm

28
Jason Moran and the Bandwagon
This dynamic American piano trio combines jazz
heritage with contemporary rhythms
7:30pm



March 2013

6, 7
Dr. L. Subramaniam
The legendary Indian violinist and composer live in
concert featuring Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam
7:30pm

10
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
with Ton Koopman
The Baroque performance style is heard on
authentic instruments
7:30pm

12
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer conducts one of the leading orchestras
of the world
7:30pm

20
Bahia Orchestra Project
An inspirational music concert by Brazil’s
talented youth
7:30pm

26, 27, 28
A Cappella Festival
March 26, Sweet Honey in the Rock and Ladysmith
Black Mambazo, South Africa.
March 27, Le Mystère des voix Bulgares, Bulgaria.
March 28, Cantus, USA
The world’s top a cappella ensembles come to Muscat for three
evenings of vocal mastery
7:30pm


April  2013

3
An evening in Morocco
Moroccan song and dance starring
Abdul Rahim Al Suwairi, Fouad Zabadi
and Karima al Sakili
7:30pm

7
Bryn Terfel
The renowned Welsh bass-baritone in concert
7:30pm

11
An evening with Branford Marsalis
The Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist
performs with one of the most innovative
Jazz ensembles of today
7:30pm

19, 20, 21
Madame Butterfly
The world-famous Mariinsky Opera, led by
conductor Valery Gergiev, presents Puccini’s most
famous opera, a tragic, timeless love story set to an
unforgettable score
7:00pm

24
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
A bonafide New Orleans treasure that
keeps its jazz hot
7:30pm

27, 28, 29,
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
A spectacular performance of folk dance and music
for all ages
7:30pm



So, quite a long list of events there! The military music of Oman free event should be fun.

le fin.

1 comments:

Nadia said...

This makes me happy.

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