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Istanbul to stage world-famous shows

Istanbul to stage world-famous shows

The Good Music in Town series, organized by IEG Live, will continue with the chilling story of Baroque genius Antonio Vivaldi, “Vivaldianno City of Mirrors,” staged on Nov. 5 at Istanbul’s Ülker Sports Arena and the musical theater show “Belcanto the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage” on Dec. 17 and 18 at the city’s Volkswagen Arena

Comment(s)8/30/2016

Istanbul Opera Festival in July

Istanbul Opera Festival in July

The 7th International Istanbul Opera Festival will take place between July 2 and 16 this year

Comment(s)6/14/2016

State Theaters to stage ‘local productions’

State Theaters to stage ‘local productions’

Only “local productions” will be staged this coming season by Turkey’s State Theaters institution, its General Director Nejat Birecik has announced

Comment(s)8/29/2016

Yaşar Kemal’s novel adapted to theater

Yaşar Kemal’s novel adapted to theater

The 44th Istanbul Music Festival will present the world premiere of ‘The Sea-Crossed Fisherman,’ adapted from Yaşar Kemal’s novel with the same name.

Comment(s)6/10/2016

Actors suspended from City Theaters after failed coup attempt

Actors suspended from City Theaters after failed coup attempt

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has initiated an operation at the City Theaters, suspending actors Sevinç Erbulak, Mahberi Mertoğlu, İrem Arslan and Arda Aydın and directors Ragıp Yavuz and Kemal Kocatürk as part of an investigation launched following the failed July 15 coup

Comment(s)8/3/2016

‘Operndolmuş’ to be guest of Istanbul

‘Operndolmuş’ to be guest of Istanbul

As part of the “Selam Opera!” initiative, realized by the Komische Oper Berlin, a group of opera artists will perform a series of concerts across Europe - on the route taken by Turks travelling to Turkey from Germany

Comment(s)6/3/2016

New Bolshoi chief aims to focus on dance not drama

New Bolshoi chief aims to focus on dance not drama

After years of off-stage drama and scandal that has cast a shadow over Russia’s famed Bolshoi ballet troupe, new dance chief Makhar Vaziev is looking to get back to its roots

Comment(s)7/9/2016

Number of opera, ballet halls falls

Number of opera, ballet halls falls

In the 2014-2015 season, as compared to the 2013-2014 season, the number of the opera and ballet halls in Turkey decreased by 26.7 percent, dropping to 11 total, while the number of seats in opera and ballet halls decreased by 37.8 percent to 6,398, according to the Operas, Ballets, Orchestras, Choirs and Groups 2015 statistics revealed by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜIK)

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