Royal Opera House Muscat has reopened it’s doors!

Merge 104.8  |  23 February 2020

The Royal Opera House Muscat has reopened it’s doors following  the 40-day period of national mourning, raising the curtain last night  with the world premiere of  “The Sea Treasures” one of the first operas to be created entirely by Egyptians. The second performance is tonight.

Tarh el Bahr – The Sea Treasures — Composed by award-winning artist Monir Elweseimy, is a fresh new production featurese a cast of young talent. Set in an Arab fishing village, Tarh el Bahr – The Sea Treasures portrays the bravery of a heroic fisherman in stormy seas, his valiant love for the daughter of the village Sheikh, and his courage in the face of treachery.


Its narration and song convey the story to audiences through simple scenes and ballet sequences, with music performed by the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra will include tonal recitals, arias, and choral pieces. The performances stage direction and acting, both vocal and silent, will be enhanced with evocative sets and subtle lighting effects.

Artist and composer Monir Elweseimy, a strong supporter and professor of Musical Theatre, leads the Reda Folk Dance Troupe and the Al Gudhoor Ensemble, and has served as head of Egypt’s Musicians Association. He is also a notable recipient of the German Music Composition Award for Inspiring Music.

The Royal Opera House Muscat has reopened it’s doors.

A Pre-Performance Talk will be held for ticket-holders only one hour prior to the start of the performance. Tickets and additional information can be accessed at