Opera Festival on Ice wows audiences in Oman

Updated: May 7, 2020

Prague Philharmonia, Willy Bietak Productions | Royal Opera House Muscat

December 20-22, 2018


2014 Olympic ice skating champions Charlie White and Meryl Davis with soprano Martina Bortolotti and tenor Francisco Brito
2014 Olympic ice skating champions Charlie White and Meryl Davis with soprano Martina Bortolotti and tenor Francisco Brito in Opera Festival On Ice. © Royal Opera House Muscat/Willy Bietak Productions

The truly amazing show Opera on Ice combines the inspirational artistry of operatic singing with the virtuosic talent and grace of world-class skating. The transformation of ROHM’s stage into a flawless ice-skating rink seems nothing short of miraculous and the magnificent Royal Opera House Muscat is a perfect setting for the elegance of ice dancing.

Oman Observer


Imagine the stage at the Royal Opera House Muscat extended over the pit, iced over and turned into a giant skating rink. Then imagine the impeccable Prague Philharmonia, Muscat’s favourite orchestra, placed at the back of the stage on a raised platform, under guest conductor Dario Salvi. The magical worlds of ice-skating and first-class opera with multi-media effects were presented by Willy Bietak Productions last weekend.

Georgina Benison, Oman Observer