The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is Oman's premier venue
for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm
district of Muscat, Oman. Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman,
the Royal Opera House reflects contemporary Omani architecture, and has a
capacity to accommodate maximum of 1,100 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.
The opera house had an impressive first season, 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's Jazz
at Lincoln Center Orchestra.