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Omar Khairat to showcase how he masterfully bridges contemporary Egyptian, Western music at ROHM


Composer and pianist Omar Khairat has long held the Arab music world in thrall with his unique and compelling sound exploring ways in which to combine the age-old, much-loved classics of such artists as Umm Kulthum and Mohammed Abdel Wahab with his own voice so that it continues to resonate with audiences from all around the world. The resulting style has garnered Omar Khairat widespread acclaim. His music bridges contemporary Egyptian and Western music.

Khairat will be performing at the Royal Opera House Muscat on Thursday and Friday, February 24 and 25 with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, in an even lauded as a great opportunity to see this master in action.

Audiences are invited to embrace a beautiful blend of cultures with a master of art. Winner of awards both locally and regionally, most notably the Middle East Music Award and the 1993 Oman Award, Omar Khairat is will perform arrangements of works by Mohamed Abdel Wahab such as Men Gheir Leh and songs of Umm Kulthum such as Enta Omri.

Performing with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra (ROSO) would definitely enhance the whole experience as ROSO have established itself as a mature orchestra, demonstrating a versatility that is widely acknowledged.

Ticket holders are invited to attend Coffee and Dates at the opera house on Tuesday, February 22 at 7 pm, in the opera house. This event offers fans the opportunity to gather with Omar Khairat and hear him talk about his life and musical influences.

All visits to the opera house are conducted under the guidelines of the Supreme Committee responsible for measures to tackle the development of Covid-19. Social distancing is maintained throughout the building and the wearing of facemasks is mandatory.

For more details, please download the app or check the ROHM website.

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