The Opera Dhafer Youssef in Concert

One of the shining stars in today’s avant-garde realm of world music, Dhafer Youssef, performed at the Royal Opera House Muscat on December 20, 2016.
He came to the Royal Opera House Muscat as the culmination a four-year world tour performing pieces from his beautiful Birds Requiem album for which he has received many nominations.
Youssef’s unique style of music combines mystical and jazz influences from World Music with Arab lyricism.
Youssef’s Birds Requiem is cinematic in scope.
With the simple purity of the oud, he performs in a beautiful, hauntingly atmospheric vocal style adding cool electronic effects and a range of original fusion sounds.
Creating a subtle spiritual radiation, whether quietly soaring or flowing in currents, his music has an existential, another-worldly quality.
Youssef performs internationally, including as far abroad as New York, but his home performance places are in Germany, France, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as Tunisia. Youssef has released six albums and has been honoured with a number of award nominations in Avant-Garde and World Music.