Ankara State Opera Ballet opens new season
AA PhotosThe Ankara State Opera and Ballet (ADOB) will welcome the 2015-2016 season with a rich repertoire, featuring more than 25 works on the stage.
According to a written statement made by ADOB, “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves,” composed by Selman Ada and directed by Mehmet Balkan, German composer Carl Maria von Weber’s classic “The Freeshooter” and famous Azerbaijani composer Üzeyir Hacıbeyov’s “Leyla and Mecnun” operas will be among the works to make their premiers in the new season.
The “Carmen I” and “Puritani” operas,” which drew great interest from members of the public last season, will be on stage again this season.
Also, Johann Strauss’ “The Bat” and his world-famous work, “The Gypsy Baron,” as well as Azerbaijani composer Rauf Haciyev’s “Mother, I’m Going to Marry” will also be in the new season program.
ADOB promises a very lively season for dance lovers with performances like “Hamlet,” “The Seraglio” and “Coppelia.” The ballet “Eugene Onegin,” adopted from Russian writer Alexander Pushkin’s novel of the same name, will make its premier in the new season.
Turkish-language productions of “Arda Boyları,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Cinderella” and “Yanlışların Suçu,” which were staged by the Modern Dance Troupe (MDT) last season, will be performed again in the 2015-2016 season. The troupe will also present two new works, “Frida” and “The Nutcracker.”
The Leyla Gencer Stage will host musicals as well as children’s plays such as “Aliş & Maviş,” “Kalp Korosu ve Kırmızı Pabuçlu Kız” and “Sihirli Müzik.”
The show versions of the concerts that were staged at the 22nd International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival and the Varna Festival, drawing great interest, will also be presented to the audience.
On Oct. 10 and 11, a show on the Opera Stage will host sopranos Feryal Türkoğlu, Görkem Ezgi Yıldırım, mezzosoprano Ferda Yetişer, tenor Ünüşan Kuloğlu, baritone Umut Kosman and bass Tuncay Kurtoğlu as soloists.
The soloists will present an extraordinary show with a repertoire by Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Selman Ada and Georges Bizet.