Thursday, May 31, 2012

The 19th Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival to begin on June 14



The Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival will take place in Aspendos Antique Theater in southern province of Antalya.

The Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival will take place in Aspendos Antique Theater in southern province of Antalya between June 14 and July 4, and between September 3 and 15, 2012.

 

The festival will begin with the “Turandot” opera by Izmir Opera and Ballet on June 14.

This year, audiences will have the chance to see the “Rigoletto” opera by the Estonia National Opera and the “Prince Igor” opera by The Yekaterinburg State Opera and Ballet Company and others.

South Korea's Daegu Opera will also take part in the festival; the Antalya State Opera and Ballet and South Korea Opera and Ballet will perform the “La Traviata” opera together. 


Festival History

Ancient Aspendos Theatre
While celebrating its 19 th Anniversary, International Aspendos 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. International Aspendos Opera and 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 International Aspendos Opera and 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, International Aspendos Opera and 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, International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival ranked the 5th among 10 best opera festivals selected from among the renown opera festivals organized all over the world. Furthermore, International Aspendos Opera and Ballet 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.
   


Programme

14 June Thursday 2012
Izmir State Opera and Ballet
TURANDOT Opera
20 June Wednesday 2012
Estonian National Opera


RIGOLETTO
Opera
25 June Monday 2012
Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre


PRINCE IGOR
Opera
27 Haziran Wednesday 2012
Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre


LOVE AND DEATH
Ballet
30 June Saturday 2012
South Korea - Daegu Opera
Antalya State Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Chorus


LA TRAVIATA
Opera
04 July Wednesday 2012
Mersin - Samsun State Opera and Ballet
ZORBA Ballet
03 September Monday 2012
China - Beljing Opera
Samsun State Opera and Ballet Orchestra


MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Opera
06 September Thursday 2012
Antalya State Opera and Ballet


LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Opera
10 September Monday 2012
Turkish State Opera and Ballet Companies


SWAN LAKE
Ballet
15 September Saturday 2012
Ankara State Opera and Ballet


TANNHÄUSER
Opera


Performances starts at 09:00 p.m. on june and 8:30 p.m. on September
Modifications can be made to the program, in case of necessity.



Ticket sales are made at the institution www.dobgm.gov.tr which is the official web page.

They select any province in our site and enter. After you enter your membership details, you will need to select Aspendos Festival from the part of ticket sales.

You can send e-mail to bilet@dobgm.gov.tr for your problems related to the purchase of tickets.


For more information:  http://www.aspendosfestival.gov.tr

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