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Royal Opera House launches patriotic song

12 Oct 2020

Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) has announced the production of a new patriotic song, titled ‘Great and Glorious’, released to coincide with its anniversary on October 12. 

‘Great and Glorious’ pays tribute to the renewed renaissance under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik. 

The piece is written by the Omani poet Ibrahim al Salmi, set to music composed by Sayyid Khalid bin Hamad al Busaidi, conducted and orchestrated by Amir Abdul Majeed, and performed by emerging talent Fahd al Balushi. 

Marking Balushi’s debut official engagement and first collaboration with the composer and conductor, the release has been hailed as a stellar production. Balushi began developing his singing talent by pursuing a challenging repertoire, following a career journey inspired by two significant voices in modern Arab music – Sabah Fakhri and Lotfi Bouchnak. 

Sayyid Busaidi said, “His voice is rare and unique. He has a wide range at multiple levels that allows him to sing the most difficult songs and connect with any melody, no matter how difficult it is. I was very happy to discover his voice and am very optimistic about his future. I would like to thank the Royal Opera House Muscat for being the producer of this patriotic piece.”

Recorded in a studio in Egypt, ‘Great and Glorious’ is directed by Nasser al Ruqishi of Alquds Art Production Company. 


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