Initially referred to as the House of Musical Arts, the Royal Opera House of Muscat is the country’s premier platform for creativity and various forms of artistic and cultural expressions. Conceived in the year 2001 according to the modernist views of the His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, a great lover of music and the arts, the structure stands today, bearing witness to an important stage of the evolution of Omani architectural style.
With the capacity to accommodate over 1000 people within its hi-tech interior, the Royal Opera House of Muscat was set up with the noble intention of broadening the cultural awareness of the people of Oman. It is also the first opera house in the world to be set up with the Radio Marconi’s multimedia interactive display seatback system, Mode23 and is therefore fully equipped to support any state of the art musical work or theatrical piece ever produced in the world.
This magnificent construction is equipped with numerous landscaped gardens, a concert theatre, an auditorium, an art centre for musical, operatic and theatrical productions, many luxurious restaurants as well as a cultural market with retail. A fine marriage of modernity and tradition, this grandiose building today serves as the ultimate arena for not only the Omani arts, but also for global cultural engagements. Not only does it provide the ideal place to showcase the arts, it also promotes these cultural engagements through a wide array of artistic programs which are at the same time, educational and cultural.
The Royal Opera House Muscat recently unleashed Opera Galleria, its very own exquisite shopping complex which proudly houses many popular international brands as well as an array of superb restaurants to indulge in. This shopping complex with its special vehicle entrance and convenient parking offers the visitors a delightful and a unique shopping experience.
While visiting this sacred temple of the arts, a Muscat hotel that will simply sweep the visitors off their feet with its eastern charms would be the Millennium Resort Mussanah which is located within easy reach of all of the city’s hot spots. ThisOman Muscat hotel is equipped with all the modern luxuries that one would possibly need at such an enchanting location to amplify the exotic experience that the location has to offer.