The State of Kuwait, a country in Western Asia with an oil-based economy, and one of the smallest countries in the world, sports the largest opera house in the Middle East, at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre.

Various music festivals are held in Kuwait, including the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters' International Music Festival.

Music is taught in the Higher Institute of Musical Arts, the College of Basic Education and the Institute of Musical Studies.

Notable classical musicians from Kuwait include soprano Amani Hajji, tenor Abdulrahman Al-Mahmeed and the Kuwait-born German bass Tareq Nazmi.


A selection of articles about Kuwait

Ensemble. From Chaos to Ecstasy - Haydn's 'The Creation' in Rome, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi