Antalya all set to organize the 26th International Aspendos Opera & Ballet Festival

Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Arranged by the State Opera and Ballet, the 26th International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival will start from Sept. 1st. It will provide a significant contribution to cultural tourism.




As per the statement of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the festival will carry on till Sept. 18th in Antalya.




The festival will start with Georges Bizet, the French composer well-known and loved opera “Carmen.” It will be presented by the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet under the baton of conductor Zdravko Lazarov. The work will be at the front of the spectators at the Aspendos Ancient Theater on Sept. 1-2 and will be offered to the art lovers together with the Antalya State Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Choir.




Also, the classical masterpiece ballet “Swan Lake” will be put on the stage by the Vienna State Opera and Ballet, the successful representative of a 300-year rooted ballet tradition of Vienna, at Aspendos on Sept. 8.




The masterpiece opera “Aida,” to be displaced two times by the Antalya State Opera and Ballet on the nights of Sept. 12-13, will renew ancient Egypt at Aspendos.




In the work, which will be under the choir conductor Fabrizio Carminati and along with the Ankara State Opera and Ballet Choir artists, the leading role of Radames will be performed by State Opera and Ballet General Director and General Art Director Murat Karahan while another leading role, Aida, will be performed by famous soprano Franceska Tiburzi on Sept. 12.




On Sept. 13th, Anna Nechaeva will be in the role of Aida and Efe Kışlalı will perform Radames. Amneris will be sung by soprano Anastasia Boldyreva in both representations.
Organized under the art directorship of Murat Karahan, the perfect project of the State Opera and Ballet General Directorate, “Troy” will be performed at EXPO on Sept. 16.


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