The Royal Opera House Muscat

18 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Opera Houses, Theaters, Libraries

© Avik W/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Avik W/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is Oman’s premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat, Oman. Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House reflects contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate maximum of 1,100 people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail, luxury restaurants and an art centre for musical, theatrical and operatic productions.   read more…

The Berliner Philharmonie

16 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, Berlin, General, Opera Houses, Theaters, Libraries

Kammermusiksaal © Jorge Franganillo/cc-by-sa-4.0

Kammermusiksaal © Jorge Franganillo/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Berliner Philharmonie is a concert hall in Berlin. Home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the building is acclaimed for both its acoustics and its architecture. Actually a two-venue facility with connecting lobby, the Philharmonie comprises a Großer Saal of 2,440 seats for orchestral concerts and a chamber-music hall, the Kammermusiksaal, of 1,180 seats. Though conceived together, the smaller venue was added only in the 1980s.   read more…

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