The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM)

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is Oman premier venue for musical art and culture. The opera house is located in Muscat, the capital City of Oman. The Royal Opera House reflects unique contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate 1000+ people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail, luxury restaurants and an art centre for musical, theatrical and operatic productions. This opera house, became the first in the world equipped with Radio Marconi multimedia interactive display seatback system, Mode23.

ROHM hosts world-class shows and Bringing international culture into the heart of Oman including Opera, symphony, ballet and jazz musicals and more…..

The opera house had an impressive with performances by Plácido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, and soprano Renée Fleming. There have also been music performances by world-renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the American Ballet Theatre in a production of Don Quixote, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, the performance of Swan Lake by the Mariinsky Ballet, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis with New York city Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and many more……

History and vision

Sultan Qaboos of Oman has long been known as a music aficionado, masterminding both a world-class classical music orchestra and the "Oman Classic" public radio station. The Opera House, only the second building of its kind in the Arab world, was designed to create a center for international arts and culture in Oman. The initial idea of a national house for musical arts was conceived in 2001 and drawn up in line with the Sultan’s vision by Theater Projects Consultants. World-class architecture firm Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo turned these concepts into an exciting reality, and the finished venue opened in 2011.

The architecture of the Royal Opera House is distinct both inside and out, with an exterior of locally-sourced pink limestone with subtle stucco. Originally conceived as a traditional 16thcentury Italian opera house, the building plans were given an update to reflect elements of contemporary Omani style. Visitors stroll across a grand piazza lined with palm trees, passing beneath soaring archways to enter the building.

Part of what makes this venue unique is the use of technology to maximize performances. There’s a moveable acoustic shell that can be adjusted inside the stage area to make sure that the sound is crystal clear throughout the auditorium. The audience also benefits from touchscreens located on the backs of seats, allowing them to select subtitles in several different languages.