Category Archives: Royal Opera House Muscat

Your Chance to Perform at Royal Opera House Muscat! (In Romeo and Juliet)


From the facebook page of Royal Opera House Muscat.  Sounds like the chance of a lifetime for 5 ladies.Image I know 2 gentlemen who performed in the “The Barber of Seville” as extras.  One of them was an old student of mine and he said they paid him over a hundred rials for his assistance (including all rehearsals and performances)  Of course it wasn’t the money that was important.  It was the unique opportunity of a lifetime to perform on the stage at the Royal Opera House Muscat.  Definitely gotta be on someone’s bucket list! 🙂

Royal Opera House Muscat Celebrates National Day 2013!

ImageThat’s my attempt..and here’s a pic from the Royal Opera House Muscat facebook page:ROHM on National Day

Free “Military of Oman” Performance by Royal Opera House Muscat! (Nov 7th & 9th)

This was just sent to me by the Royal Opera House Muscat.




For additional information please contact the box office on:

Phone: + 968 2440 3332/3333/3334

Or please visit their website at

Just got off the phone with ROHM and they told me that seating is limited to 600. You can arrive as early as 1 hour before the event.

ROHM – The Most Loved & Hated Building in Oman

ROHM taken by Andy in Oman   The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is one of the most loved buildings in Oman, and yet it is also one of the most despised buildings as well.ROHM black and white  Loved by those of us who love music, the arts and culture.  Despised by some of the more religious locals who feel that music is somehow satanic and that this building is “un-Islamic”.corner near fountain  Due to shaky local laws that are not exactly up there with “freedom of expression”, I try to keep my opinions about such things to myself (for the most part).  There was a recent incident that brought the love/hate relationship that the country seems to have with this building out in the open.  I share with you a fascinating piece by Susan Al Shahri, blogger and reporter, titled “The ROHM Incident“.  Her piece was not published in the local paper but she did post it on her blog.  It was also picked up by Mid East Posts . Com and titled “The Royal Opera House Incident: One Woman’s View“.  Read it for yourself. (The only problem I have with this report is that they took the photo of the Opera House from one of my old posts and didn’t bother to ask or give my photo credit for it!!!)sideview of ROHM  I have a feeling that this building will continue to divide 2 camps of folks in this country: those who seek a modern Oman (like HM Sultan Qaboos) and those who do not.light or dark ROHM  The ROHM will either cater to the demands of such protestors and eventually make the building some form of Islamic cultural center (and possibly lose many of its Western guests/admirers) or they will not and this building (God forbid!) may suffer the same fate as Lulu hypermarket in Sohar someday.  Let’s pray instead that this comes to nothing and that the most tolerant voices of Oman rise above the others.ROHM from a distancedifferent angle ROHM

Royal Opera House Muscat – A Cultural Beacon of Light

ROHM night photography

“To love beauty is to see light.” (Victor Hugo)darkness night shot of ROHM

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” (Plato)