Royal Opera House Muscat

Muscat, Oman

In 2001, Theatre Projects were commissioned by the Diwan of the Royal Court in Oman to advise on the viability, concept and brief for a new 1,000 - 1,100-seat auditorium. This room is extremely flexible, able to accommodate symphony concerts, recitals, chamber music, as well as fully staged productions of opera, dance, musicals and other aspects of more popular entertainment. The auditorium is fully equipped to provide an ideal acoustic and theatrical environment for all types of musical performances. The Royal Opera House was officially opened on 14 October 2011 by the Sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, with a performance of Puccini’s last masterpiece, Turandot, conducted by Spanish tenor Placido Domingo.

Royal Opera House Muscat
Credit: Courtesy of Royal Estates Affairs and Royal Opera House Muscat
Credit: Courtesy of Royal Estates Affairs and Royal Opera House Muscat
Credit: Courtesy of Royal Estates Affairs and Royal Opera House Muscat
Owner

Diwan of Royal Court

Architect

Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo

Acoustician

Acoustic Dimensions

Users

Touring performances

Seat count

1100

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Concert hall, Multiform theatre, Opera house

Services

Architect and acoustic consultant selection, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2011

Venue website

rohmuscat.org.om

Credit: Courtesy of Royal Estates Affairs and Royal Opera House Muscat
Credit: Courtesy of Royal Estates Affairs and Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat
Credit: Courtesy of Royal Estates Affairs and Royal Opera House Muscat

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