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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

50 young Omani’s perform as extras on ROHM sell-out opera Aida

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In a pioneering initiative to engage Omani students in ROHM’S performances and to offer them the opportunity to experience world class singing and acting at first hand, The Royal Opera House Muscat invited 50 Omani theatre lovers to perform as extras in the opera Aida which concluded its performances on September 17.


The participants were selected though a process of application. An invitation was issued across Oman. Those interested in participating were asked to apply according to the required conditions. The Royal Opera House Muscat received hundreds of applications and out of the hundreds of submissions, 50 participants were chosen.


These 50 bright and engaged students were put through an intensive training programme under the supervision of experts. This was designed to prepare them for the responsibility and artistic requirement of their roles.


The opera Aida tells the story of an Ethiopian Princess and her love for an Egyptian military commander named Radames. Aida has been captured and serves in the Egyptian royal household and must choose between her new love and her father. The opera was written by Giuseppe Verdi, arguably the most popular composer in the world and was performed by some of the most famous stars in opera today from the Teatro Regio Torino.


This successful initiative will extend to include upcoming performances at the Royal Opera House Muscat.


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