Friday, June 24, 2011

XVIII Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Fesival

Programme 09 June - 02 July

09 June Thursday 2011
İstanbul State Opera and Ballet
G. Bizet
CARMEN
Opera
13 June Monday 2011
Antalya State Opera and Ballet
L.Cherubini
MEDEA
Opera
16 June Thursday 2011
İzmir State Opera and Ballet
G. Verdi
OTELLO
Opera
20 June Monday 2011
Directorates of State Opera and Ballet
B.Murphy / M.Dede
BARBAROSSA
Dance Drama
21 June Tuesday 2011 VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Concert
23 June Thursday 2011
Ankara State Opera and Ballet
W.A. Mozart
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Opera
29 June Wednesday 2011
Directorates of State Opera and Ballet
İzmir State Opera and Ballet Orchestra
P.İ. Çaykovski
SWAN LAKE
Ballet
02 July Saturday 2011
Abay Kazakhstan Academic State Opera and Ballet
G.Puccini
TOSCA
Opera

Performances start at 9.00 pm. (Only Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Concert shall start at 9:30 p.m.)

Festival History

While celebrating its 18 th Anniversary, Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival makes significant contributions to our country’s international promotion by bringing together the unique historical properties and the extraordinary acoustic of 2000 years old Aspendos Antique Theatre with Antalya’s natural beauties and the peaceful nature of art that reaches beyond the boundaries of language, religion and race. Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival, being the only opera and ballet festival of our country, has been the most important organisation of the Directorate General of State Opera and Ballet since 1994, gained an international recognition in 1998, and is nominated among the world’s most famous festivals.

The fact of being held at an antique theater like Aspendos, whose history goes back to 166 A.D, gives a distinct meaning to the Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival.

The audience, among whom % 70 are foreign tourists, has been seeing the performances of our festival every year. 


With its increasing spectators year by year, Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival has become a visual carnival where history, music and a large number of people from several nations come together.

Our Festival, was accepted to EFA-European Festivals Association which is among the most respectful organisations in Europe, on October 24, 2003 and thus has confirmed its distinguished place among other festivals in the world once more.     

In 2004, as the result of a research done by The Independent, newspaper published in England, Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival ranked the 5th among 10 best opera festivals selected from among the renown opera festivals organized all over the world. Furthermore, Aspendos Festival was given place within the first 10 among the Best Festivals of 2005 by the Festspiele Magazine, published in Germany, investigating all the festivals over the world.    


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