Lucia di Lammermoor
Lucia di Lammermoor

Daegu International Opera Fest runs till Oct. 13

by Daegu Opera House
Daegu Opera House

The 17th Annual Daegu International Opera Festival will be entertaining folks until Oct. 13. Held at the Daegu Opera House, the theme of this year’s festival is the same last year’s – “Opera and Humans.”

On the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Movement and the establishment of the provisional government of Korea, festival organizers want the audience to consider the power and meaning that can be evoked through opera.

The Daegu Opera House is preparing various programs throughout the festival that can be enjoyed by people of all walks of life and different cultures.

While the four main operas will be held at the Daegu Opera House, small theater operas will be held at the Smiling Arts Center (Dalseo-gu), the Western Culture Center (Seo-gu), the Cheongna Hill Missionary Chambery House (Jung-gu), and Camerata, the annex to Daegu Opera House (Buk-gu).

An exciting event being held this year is the “Square Opera.” It’s like bringing the opera to you. Just walk up and watch and listen to The L’elisir d’amore. Square Opera will be held at Lotte Outlet Isiapolis on Sept. 14-15, and at Samsung Creative Campus on Oct. 3.

For more information, go to www.daeguoperahouse.org or call 053-666-6170, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

MAIN OPERAS

Lucia di Lammermoor
– A tragic ‘destiny’ based on a true story!
The ‘stage of frenzy’ with the beautiful music of the Bel Canto Opera
Sept. 5. 7:30 p.m. / Sept. 7, 3 p.m.

La Rondine
– A woman of ‘destiny’ like a swallow going back to where it left!
The first Puccini opera in Korea
Sep. 19, 7:30 p.m. / Sept. 21, 3 p.m.

Opera 1945
– The sad ‘fate’ of the people in Joseon right after liberation!
Opera to celebrate the March First Independence Movement of 1919 and the 100th anniversary of the Korean Provisional Government.
Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. / Oct. 5, 3 p.m.

La Forza del Destino
– A huge wheel of ‘destiny’ rolling towards cruel tragedy.
A special cast with the best vocalists!
Oct. 12, 3 p.m. / Oct. 13, 5 p.m.

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