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A night of classic songs at Royal Opera House Muscat

Fans of classic Arab music will have a rare opportunity to enjoy one of the finest performances in the world next Thursday (February 1st) at the Royal Opera House Muscat.
The concert will be led by two remarkable singers, Ali Al Haggar, specialising in Maqam and traditional rhythms, and Jahida Wehbe, a very famous Lebanese singer with a powerful voice that captures the hearts of listeners.
In a unique concert, they will sing evocative songs made famous by an array of great twentieth-century Arab singers, such as Sayyid Darwish, Um Kulthum, Warda, Asmahan, Abdel Wahab and Fairouz, among others, with new arrangements for orchestra. Accompaniment is by a traditional small music ensemble as well as by the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.