Zeffirelli to open first opera house in Arabiamain
Mark the date: 12 October 2011.
The Royal Opera House Muscat still has a Coming Soon website but wagging tongues say it’s going to open in six weeks’ time with Franco’s Z’s jumbo Turandot, followed by a Carmen, who may be a little more decorous than usual.
Zeffirelli had Salvatore Licitra inked in as his Calaf. No word yet of a replacement since the outstanding tenor suffered his terrible accident.