New opera season to be launched with ‘Evita’ musical
With the new season approaching, opera and ballet-goers will watch performances that have not been staged for a long time on Turkish stages, Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister Özgül Özkan Yavuz has said.
Speaking to state-run Anadolu Agency, Yavuz said a wide array of masterpieces will be performed in the new opera and ballet season by Turkey’s State Opera and Ballet (DOB).
She said the new season will include last season’s appreciated works alongside new ones.
“In 2019-2020 season, the ‘Aida’ opera, ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Carmen,’ ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘La Traviata’ will meet art lovers. ‘Aida’ will come to the Ankara State Opera and Ballet stage after 10 years. ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘La Traviata’ had not been performed for at least 15 years; they will be on stage with different interpretations. Our biggest surprise in Istanbul will be the ‘Evita’ musical, which will be staged for the first time,” she said.