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ROHM Presents: Tahr Al Bahr, An Opera By Monir Elweseimy

One of the first operas to be created entirely by Egyptians

The Royal Opera House Muscat is proud to host the world premiere of Tarh el Bahr – The Sea Treasures, one of the first operas to be created entirely by Egyptians. Composed by the award-winning artist, Monir Elweseimy, this fresh new production featuring young talent is set in an Arab fishing village and 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. While the narration and songs convey the story through simple scenes and ballet sequences, the music, played by the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, includes tonal recitals, arias and choral pieces. The stage direction and acting, both vocal and silent, are enhanced with evocative sets and subtle lighting effects.

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

Tarh El Bahr will be performed on two evenings, Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of February at 7:00 pm. A Pre-Performance Talk will be held for ticket holders only one hour prior to each performance. For further information and booking, please consult the ROHM website at www.rohmuscat.org.om 

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