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Annual opera festival kicks off in Seoul

Art/Culture 09:00 September 28, 2019

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- An annual opera festival that showcases renowned world operas kicked off in Seoul on Saturday for a two-month run.

With its opening concert at the Seoul Olympic Park, eastern Seoul, the 2019 World Opera Festival unfolds a series of operatic pieces and musical concerts throughout the city until Nov. 20.

At Mapo Art Center, western Seoul, the Italian opera of "Pagliacci," a modern creative opera piece, "The Temple of the Doll" and a gala concert with well-known numbers from "The Marriage of Figaro," "Tosca" and "Rigoletto" in October.

Nowon Arts Center, located in northern Seoul, will stage a crossover concert that features popular opera tracks and pop songs, while a children's opera, "The Little Sweep," will be held in the same venue.

In November, a concert opera of "Faust" and a grand concert of 10 Korean signature opera singers, will be held at Lotte Concert Hall.

Detailed schedules for each piece are available at the 2019 World Opera Festival's website (www.worldoperafestival.com).

This image provided by the 2019 World Opera Festival shows a teaser poster of the event set to run from Sept. 28 to Nov. 20 in Seoul. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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