(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) held an open day for the public on Thursday. This was the first open day of the year.
Nearly 400 people attended the open day, split into two sessions of two hours each. In each session, guides took groups of people around ROHM, giving them details about its architecture, the theatre and traditional attires of Omani women. There were also sections where children could see a magic show, get their faces painted and feel and try musical instruments.
Visitors also got to see performances on Arabic music, a show by a Omani group, Indian Carnatic music, the Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam. There was also an exhibition on Turandot, the first opera ROHM hosted. This exhibition had costumes, masks and other items used during this opera.
''We started this practice last year. We try to schedule events around themes. Last year we had an exhibition of gypsies. We are celebrating Omani cultural diversity and focusing on the variety of costumes. We are thrilled with the response and want people to know our culture better,'' said Dr Nasser Hamad al Taee, advisor to the Board of Directors for Education and Outreach, ROHM.