Eskişehir welcomes Opera Ballet Days
ESKİŞEHİR - Anatolia News Agency
‘Midas’ Ears’ is one of the operas that will be staged as part of the event.The 2nd National Opera and Ballet Days, organized by the State Opera and Ballet General Directorate and Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality, kicked off on March 10.
At the opening, Eskişehir Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen said that theaters and operas had difficulty finding big stages in big cities but Eskişehir did not have such a problem. “The number of stages is increasing in the city. Also, people in other cities can view the performances staged only by their own State Opera and Ballet Directorate, but Eskişehir’s citizens have the opportunity to see opera and ballets performances staged by six of the country’s Opera and Ballet Directorates. I believe that this event will contribute to the cultural and artistic life of the city’s locals, as well as its tourism.”
7th city of State and Opera Directorate
The State Opera and Ballet General Director Rengim Gökmen said they planned to spread opera and ballet events to the entire country. “Eskişehir has a unique importance in the field of arts. As part of this, we want to see the 7th Opera and Ballet Directorate in the country.”
The 2nd National Opera and Ballet Days will continue until March 26. Performances “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” “Midas’ Ears,” “Yusuf and Züleyha,” “Call from Mevlana” and “Çalıuşu” will be staged.