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Saudi Arabia Plans Opera House

Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (0 Comments)

International Arts Manager published the announcement that Saudi Arabia it will become the latest country on the Arabian Peninsula to build an opera house. Located in the port city of Jeddah with a population of four million, it could be open by 2022.

Until recently live music was banned in the country, while recorded music could not be played in shops or restaurants. However, since Mohammad bin Salman became crown prince in June 2017 the country has been lifting some of its strict entertainment laws – for example, its 35-year ban on cinema screenings.

Read the full article on International Arts Manager's website.

Jeddah © Gregory Rome

Jeddah © Gregory Rome

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