Oman just doesn’t disappoint. It’s almost terrifying.
Years in construction, 10 years after it was first conceived, Oman’s Royal Opera House Muscat opens October 14th with Puccini’s Turnadot, followed by Placido Domingo sings to Oman.
Other performances scheduled for this year include Renee Fleming and the Royal Philharmonic, American Ballet Theatre performing Don Quixote, an evening with Andrea Bocelli, Cellist Yo-Yo Ma with the London Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Bizet’s Opera, Carmen, and Swan Lake by The Mariinsky Ballet Company of St. Petersburg.
There are plenty of other choices too. Have a look at the website.
Seriously. Yes, it’s the Middle East. Yes, it’s even the Gulf. So throw your preconceptions away, they won’t work here. Unique in the Gulf, you won’t see anything like this in Dubai, or even Doha. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos is absolutely lovely.
A lot of people are kinda blasé about it. Not me.
Oman is perfect.