Dec. 27th, a rainy night at the Royal Opera House Muscat. Just 2 days after Christmas, it was a great experience watching The Grand Moscow Classical Ballet of Natalya Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyov perform “The Nutcracker“!
The performance was something else. Almost impossible to put into words. I’ll allow some of these pics provided by the Royal Opera House Muscat’s facebook page to tell the tale:
Not a bad way to spend the last Thursday of 2012! Here are other performances coming up in January and February at the Opera House in Muscat:
A few more pics from our night at the Nutcracker:
Nice background at the front door of the Opera House which was popular for pics.
Candelier and ceiling in the entrance facing Sultan Qaboos Road which is where they now sell snacks on the ground floor.
This was the 1st and only performance my wife and I attended this season. The food selection has changed. Now you order per item rather than in a box set like before. I noticed that the price of coffees and such has gone done from 1 rial to 500 baizas; probably due to the competition from the nearby coffeeshops available in Opera Galleria.
Speaking of the Opera Galleria, we managed to take a walk through for the first time since it recently opened and we are impressed!
The mall looks fantastic inside. We thought the lighting and atmosphere inside More Cafe was especially nice and of all people, we managed to talk to the Head Chef, Tyron Lumley, for a moment. Expect a Friday buffet writeup soon from there! (Only 9 rials/person!)
As always, a wonderful evening at Royal Opera House Muscat! Have any of you been inside the Opera Galleria recently? If so, what do you think of the selection of restaurants/coffeeshops and shops?