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2012.7.5 TICKET


The opera “La Boheme” will be performed on Aug. 28 and 30 at 8 p.m. and on Sept. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater of Yonsei University. See THEATER, below. Provided by the organizer



Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Tomorrow: Since 2004, Maksim Mrvica, a famous Croatian crossover pianist, has held concerts every year in Korea. Mrvica kicks off his “Maksim Mrvica Korea Tour” tomorrow in Seoul, then moves on to Gwangju, Busan, Daejeon and Daegu.

Since making his first album “Gestures” in 2000, Mrvica has performed in several genres. His dynamic piano playing is accompanied by electric sounds and a strong beat. His masterpiece “The Flight of the Bumble Bee” was highly acclaimed by critics who said, “His fingers are gifts from God.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 44,000 won to 121,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Olympic Park, Olympic Gymnastics Hall

Tomorrow and Saturday: MBC’s show “I am a Singer” has been a national sensation since it began. After the nationwide “I am a Singer” concert tour, the cast is back for an encore concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Hall. Nine singers, including Lee Eun-mi and Park Wan-gyu, will appear over the two days, with a different lineup each day.

The concerts start at 8 p.m. on July 6 and at 7 p.m. on July 7.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 121,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3, or Mongchontoseong Station, line No. 8, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Saturday: It has been three years since the Wonder Girls have performed in Korea, but they are back as part of their “Wonder World Tour 2012” with their new EP “Wonder Party.” The girl group’s hits include “Tell Me,” “Nobody” and “So Hot.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are priced from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No.2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Jamsil Sports Complex, Assistant Stadium

Aug. 19: Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? For the first time in Korea, he will. Eminem’s “Recovery Tour” makes its way to Seoul this summer after stops in the Americas and Europe.

The U.S. rapper and producer was the best-selling artist of the 2000s, with his debut album “The Slim Shady LP” propelling him to fame in 1999. He became the first artist to win three consecutive Grammys for best rap album. Currently, more than 86.5 million copies of his albums have been sold worldwide.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Aug. 22: The internationally acclaimed British jazz funk band Jamiroquai is coming to Korea as part of its “2012 Rock Dust Light Star Tour” in collaboration with Audi at Jamsil Indoor Stadium. When Jamiroquai visited Korea for the first time, tickets sold out in five minutes. The band has sold more than 25 million albums and has been described as the world’s most stylish band.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



LG Arts Center

To Sept. 4: Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, the Tony Award-winning play “La Cage aux Folles” makes its way to Korea.

The story focuses on a gay couple - Georges, who is the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub with drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction.

The play’s farcical adventure begins when Georges’ son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancee and her ultra-conservative parents to meet them. In 1983, the show on Broadway won Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com


Blue Square Musical Hall

To Aug. 31: “Wicked” is a musical based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” The original Broadway production of “Wicked” has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Costume Design and Best Scene Design.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 160,000 won.

Hankangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3

1577-3363, www.clip2u.co.kr


Yonsei University Amphitheater

Aug. 28 and 30; Sept. 1 and 2: Puccini’s classic opera “La Boheme” is coming to Korea to perform on the outdoor stage of Yonsei University. The work has become part of the standard Italian opera repertoire and is the fourth most frequently performed opera worldwide. The story centers on young Bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s. The opera will be conducted by Maestro Chung Myung-whun of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and directed by Nadine Duffaut.

Yonsei University’s amphitheater resembles the famous Theatre Antique d’Orange in France and is capable of bringing out the authentic resonating sounds. The opera will therefore be performed without amplification, a true hallmark of classic opera.

The opera will be performed on Aug. 28 and 30 at 8 p.m. and on Sept. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 570,000 won.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 3 or 4

Take the green line buses 3, 4, or 5 and get off at Yonsei University.

1577-3363, www.clip2u.co.kr


D-Cube Arts Center

To Oct. 7: The Korean version of the musical returns to the stage after a two-year absence with a new cast. “Chicago” tells the story of the “hottest stage in the world” in the roaring ’20s, when the country was in the throes of a new kind of music - jazz.

Korean diva Insooni and musical actress Yoon Gong-ju will star with male leads Nam Kyung-joo, Sung Gi-yoon and Ryu Chang-woo.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 110,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line Nos. 1 and 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



The National Theater of Korea

Saturday and Sunday: An original work by pansori prodigy Lee Ja-ram, “Sacheon-ga” is an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Szechwan” in the form of pansori. Pansori is a traditional Korean form of narrative music performed by a singer who plays all the characters in the story and is accompanied by a drummer. Lee is among the most prominent young Korean traditional musicians and has long been interested in mixing modernity with pansori. The performance of “Sacheon-ga” is therefore a combination of modern instruments and the long-established acting and resonance style of pansori.

Performances are at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6, and take the National Theater of Korea shuttle bus

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com

Event information is culled from the Korea Tourism Organization and other online sources.
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