Istanbul Opera Festival in July
ISTANBULThe 7th International Istanbul Opera Festival will take place between July 2 and 16 this year.
Organized by the State Opera and Ballet, the festival will kick off on July 2 with a gala concert to be performed by the Istanbul State Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of Borislav Ivanov at the Lütfi Kırdar Congress Hall.
The foreign soloists at the concert will be Bulgarian tenor Kaludi Kaludov and baritone Kiril Manalov.
As part of the festival, the “Hekimoğlu Opera,” composed by Tolga Taviş, will be on stage at the Kadıköy Municipality Süreyya Opera House on July 5.
The work, to be performed by the Samsun State Opera and Ballet, tells the story of Hekimoğlu, who lost his father as a boy and became a public hero thanks to his struggles against injustice.
The best examples of the “Turquerie” movement of the 18th century will also be performed at the festival.
Mozart’s opera “Abduction from Seraglio” will be staged by the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet in the garden of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum on July 14 and 15.
The festival will be closed by the İzmir State Opera and Ballet, which will perform Mozart’s opera “Zaide” on July 16 at the Kadıköy Süreyya Opera.