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2012.12.12 TICKET

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The Universal Ballet Company will stage the original Mariinsky Theater version of “The Nutcracker” starting Dec. 21. See THEATER. Provided by the organizer


MUSIC



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



DJ MARK KNIGHT

Club Ellui

Dec. 22: Don’t miss the Christmas party of the year with DJ Mark Knight, recognized across the world for his extended seven-hour sets.

He has headlined at major festivals and clubs from Ultra Music Festival Miami to the Space Terrace in Ibiza, Spain. Knight has released albums including “Man With The Red Face,” “Donwpipe,” “Good Times” and “Devil Walking,” consistently topping international dance charts.

The show, which is only for those 19 years old and up, starts at 10 p.m. and runs to 6 a.m. the next day.

Tickets cost 30,000 won, which comes with a complimentary drink coupon.

Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit 13

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



NELL

Jamsil Student Gymnasium

Dec. 24: Korean indie rock band Nell will be celebrating Christmas with Korean fans by staging its first Christmas concert in five years.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 110,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 8

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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. Born in 1938 as Kim Hye-ja, she began her career as a singer for the U.S. military.

She has been well received overseas as well.

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



LA BOHEME

National Theater of Korea

Dec. 22 and 23: Giacomo Puccini’s career-defining work “La Boheme,” which is considered a must-see opera for winter, will be staged at the National Theater of Korea by the Korea National Opera.

In April, the Korea National Opera staged “La Boheme” at the large Opera Theater of the Seoul Arts Center, but this time, audiences will be able to see a closer, more intimate performance.

The show starts at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 23.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 50,000 won.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6

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



THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Blue Square, Samsung Hall

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



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



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



GAYAGEUM ENSEMBLE

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,

M Theater

Sunday: Four Worlds, also known as “Sagye” in Korean, is a gayageum, or traditional Korean zither-like string instrument, ensemble composed of four female musicians who “wish to harmonize four different but beautiful sounds of Korea to create one.” The team has released two albums and received the grand prize for gugak (traditional Korean music) by KBS.

The performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



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

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