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2012.12.5 TICKET

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Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical “Aida” is being staged in Korea for the third time at D-Cube Art Center in Sindorim, western Seoul, until April 28. See THEATER. Provided by the organizer


MUSIC



STING

Olympic Park, Olympic Gymnastics Hall

Today: The “Back to Bass Tour” celebrates his 25th anniversary as a solo artist.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 77,000 won to 198,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



ROAD TO ULTRA

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Saturday: The “Road to Ultra” music festival will be held by world-renowned DJs Diplo, Hardwell, Dillon Francis and Korea’s own DJ Koo. Many more artists will be featured as well.

The festival begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets are 99,000 won to 135,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



RYUICHI SAKAMOTO TRIO

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday: Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto will be joined by violinist Judy Kang and cellist Jaques Morelenbaum.

Concert times are 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 50,000 to 160,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THE REAL GROUP CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 10: With the release of its album “The World for Christmas,” the Real Group is embarking on a world tour with Korea as the first stop. The Swedish a cappella troupe has performed more than 2,000 times, including at the opening of the FIFA World Cup in Seoul in 2002.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 60,000 won to 120,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



RICHARD YONG-JAE O’NEIL

AND DONG-HYEK LIM

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Dec. 18: Violist Richard Yong-jae O’Neil and pianist Lim Dong-hyek have been friends for several years and will perform together to mark the 10th anniversary of their debuts.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

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

(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr



JOY OF CHRISTMAS

Kumho Art Hall

Dec. 24: Celebrate Christmas Eve by listening to “Joy to the World,” “Jingle Bells” and classical pieces such as Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons: Winter” by the Korean ensemble Joy of Strings.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 780-5054, www.kumhoarthall.com



PATTI KIM

Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center

Dec. 28 to 30: The Korean pop icon is holding a series of farewell concerts in Seoul.

The concerts start at 8 p.m. on Dec. 28, 7 p.m. on Dec. 29 and at 4 p.m. on Dec. 30.

Tickets are 55,000 won to 121,000 won.

Jeongbalsan Station, line No. 3, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





THEATER



THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Blue Square, Samsung Hall

Friday to Jan. 31: Broadway’s longest-running musical comes to Seoul after just one year.

Performances start at 8 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. weekends.

Tickets are 50,000 won to 160,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



THE NUTCRACKER

Universal Art Center

Dec. 21 to 31: Christmas is just around the corner, and the Universal Ballet will again stage “The Nutcracker.” This year’s production will be the original Mariinsky Theater version, which was created by Vasily Vainonen in St. Petersburg in 1934.

Tickets are 10,000 won to 200,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



SANTA CLAUS IS JUDGED BY PEOPLE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

Dec. 24: The Sol Opera Company is bringing Italian opera “Il processo di Babbo Natale,” or “Santa Claus is judged by people” by Roberto Molinelli, for the first time in Korea. Molinelli inserted the country’s traditional haegeum (a vertical fiddle with two strings).

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

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

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

1544-9373, ticket.interpark.com



MAN OF LA MANCHA

Charlotte Theater

To Dec. 31: Inspired by Don Quixote, “Man of La Mancha” tells the story of the “mad” knight as a play within a play. The original Broadway production in 1965 ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



SWAN LAKE

Sejong Center for the

Performing Arts, M Theater

Jan. 5 to Feb. 3: Tchaikovsky’s world-renowned ballet “Swan Lake” will be performed in teddy bear costumes. The show starts at 2 p.m. on weekdays; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday; and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. An 11 a.m. performance is available on Wednesdays as well.

Tickets are 40,000 won to 50,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



RUDOLF

Chungmu Art Hall

To Jan. 31: The musical “Rudolf” by Frank Wildhorn is based on the novel “Nervous Splendor,” which deals with the Mayerling incident in 1889. The cast features Ahn Jae-wook, Im Tae-kyung and Park Eun-tae.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are 50,000 won to 130,000 won.

Sindang Station, line No. 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



ROCK OF AGES

Olympic Park, Woori Art Hall

To Feb. 3: A Korean musical adaptation of the U.S. film “Rock of Ages” will be performed at the Woori Art Hall of Olympic Park.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. weekdays, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are 60,000 won to 100,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



AIDA

D-Cube Art Center

To April 28: A Korean adaptation of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is being staged for the third time in Korea. Based on Giuseppe Verdi’s Italian opera, the musical is the story of a Nubian princess who is enslaved in Egypt.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. There are no performances Monday.

Tickets are 60,000 won to 120,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



KIM HONG-DO, THE WIZARD OF ART

National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae

Today to Sunday: Paintings of Kim Hong-do will come to life in this musical play. Kim is well known for being the first painter to portray Korean daily life in detail.

The show starts at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday; 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets cost 20,000 won to 70,000 won.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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

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