Omar is sought-after internationally as a composerdirectorchoral director and workshop leader, as well as the founder-director of OPERA SCHMOPERA, which makes new operas for young people.

Omar considers himself a peace-maker who applies his skills and passion to his mission of creating social harmony and empowering individuals. A passionate champion for fostering youth and diversity, he was the first artist to be interviewed for Opera Up Close's Artists who inspire us series.

Omar is a board member of Tête à tête Opera Company and a steering committee member of the European Network of Opera, Music and Dance Education (RESEO). In 2015 Omar was awarded AHRC Competition funding to read a PhD in the Composition of Opera for Young People at the University of York. 

Quick facts:
9 year career
Directed/assisted 40 opera projects
Led 40 music outreach projects
Composed 4 chamber operas
Composed 3 musicals
Performed 2 rap songs
Board member of Tête à tête 
Steering committee member of European Network of Opera, Music and Dance Education