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Kenneth MacMillan’s version of “Romeo and Juliet” will be presented by the Universal Ballet. For the show, Alessandra Ferri, former principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre and Herman Cornejo, current principal dancer, are coming to Korea. Above is the Ballroom scene in Act 1. See THEATER, below. [UNIVERSAL BALLET]



Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Oct. 22-29:
Next month, the Universal Ballet will perform the Kenneth MacMillan (1929-92) version of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Completed in 1965, it was the choreographer’s first three-act ballet. MacMillan’s version of “Romeo and Juliet” is well known for its flamboyant choreography.

Alessandra Ferri, former principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, and Herman Cornejo, current principal dancer, will be coming to Korea to take the stage on Oct. 23 and 26.

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

The performance on Oct. 29 starts at 3 p.m.

There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.

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


Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Oct. 13-16:
Based on the play “Tosca” by Victorien Sardou(1831-1908), composer Giacomo Puccini first realized the opera “Tosca” in 1990, at Teatro Constanzi in Rome, Italy, and its name lives on to this day as one of Puccini’s major pieces.

Along with the Korean Symphony Orchestra and the Grande Opera Choir, world vocalists of Alexia Voulgaridou and Saoia Hernandez (Soprano), Massimo Giordano and Alfred Kim (Tenor), Seng Hyoun Ko and Claudio Sgura (Baritone), among others, will bring about the city of Rome to the Opera Theater of the Seoul Arts Center.

On the night of June 17th, 1800, during the the Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815) after the French Revolution, three lovers chase after each other, ready to do anything to conquer their love, or save their beloved.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 150,000 won.

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



National Theater of Korea, Theater Dal

To Sunday:
To celebrate veteran stage actress Yoon Suk-hwa’s 40th anniversary of her debut, the 60-year-old actress is appearing on stage as Maria Callas (1923-77) for the play “Master Class.” The play is based on the legendary opera singer Maria Callas, holding a voice master class at the Julliard School after experiencing vocal decline. Written by Terrence McNally, “Master Class” premiered on Broadway in 1995.

The play starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 70,000 won.

Dongkuk University Station, line No. 3, exit 2 for the shuttle bus, or bus No. 02 or 420 to the National Theater of Korea bus stop.


LG Arts Center

Oct. 26 to Nov. 6:
Director Jang Woo-jae is back with a new theatre piece “The Journey to Geumgang,” inspired by the trip of two discharged scholars, Gyeong-sook and Gi-ji, to Mount Geumgang during the Joseon Dynasty. The play is bound to deliver invaluable life wisdom through the various encounters Gyeong-sook and Gi-ji make during their journey.

Known for his unique plots, Jang once again tells an absorbing story full of deep contemplations on life. He made his theatrical debut in 1994 with “20 Meters from the Ground,” which was performed in Daehak-ro, the cradle of the Korean theatre world. Directing “This is Home,” released in 2013, marked his most glorious period, leading him to the award for best play at the 6th Korea Theatre Awards.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays, 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays.

There is no show on Monday.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.


Seongnam Arts Center, Opera House

To Oct. 29:
As the only full-length novel Oscar Wilde wrote, “Dorian Gray,” alongside the novelist, represents aestheticism of the 19th century.

The story “Dorian Gray,” ever since its publication in 1890, has been much loved by the public for its shocking yet sensual story. Gray is a man of perfection, having good looks, wealth, a kind heart, and everything else one can dream of. Yearning for an eternity of his beauty, he one day exchanges his soul in return for an everlasting beauty. His portrait would be the one growing old instead.

The lead act is taken by singer Kim Jun-su, a member of the K-pop trio JYJ. Kim made his debut as a musical actor in 2010, by taking the lead role in “Mozart.” Ever since, he has appeared in numerous musical pieces, being acclaimed much for his talented absorption of the character and flawless singing.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

There are no shows on Sundays.

The show starts at 3 p.m. on Oct. 3.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 140,000 won.

Imae Station, Bundang line, exit 1.




Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Nov. 16:
Ever since its establishment in 1967 in Paris, the Orchestre de Paris has developed into not only the best orchestra in France, but also a world-renowned group of musicians, scouting the first-class conductors of the time as its music director or principal conductor.

This performance is to be led by the orchestra’s current principal conductor Daniel Harding, and accompanied by soloist Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Along with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Bell is known as the soloist who sells the most tickets for his shows in the United States, whether it be with major orchestras or local bands.

The program consists of three pieces; “Pelleas Suite” by Debussy, “Violin Concerto” by Mendelssohn, and “Romeo et Juliette” by Berlioz. Bell will play “Violin Concerto” with the orchestra in the show. This marks Bell’s seventh musical visit to Korea, and classical-lovers are waiting for his creativity to spark in this year’s show as well.

The meeting of Orchestre de Paris, an orchestra famous for creating the most fresh and clear sounds in France, and conductor Harding, who is acclaimed for his bold challenge of the classics, is expected to bring out a unique and vivid atmosphere.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from 60,000 won ($53.62) to 300,000 won.

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


Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

Nov. 17-20:
Lee Moon-sae, famous for his popularity among people of all ages, has prepared a warm but exciting year-end concert, which may feel like a pat on the back for making it through another rough year.

The concert is expected to include a large variety of songs, from the most-loved tunes to the hidden classics.

Many of his huge hits, like “Sunset Glow,” “Girl,” and “Whistle” were released decades ago, but live on to this day, shaking up emotions inside teenagers and their parents from the moment they are played.

Lee is also famous for selling out every single one of his 56 shows during his national tour “Theatre Lee Moon-sae,” held from 2015 to 2016. After the achievement, he gained the nickname the “Perfect Sellout.”

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 143,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.


Mapo Art Center, Art Hall Mac

Nov. 10:
After a sensational recital together in 2013, violinist Clara-Jumi Kang and pianist Son Yeol-eum return with another concert, this time centered on their recent album recorded in March at Beethoven Hall in Hanover, Germany.

Kang is a gold medal laureate of the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Son garnered attention when she performed as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic in 2004. In 2011, she won silver at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

The concert program includes the music of Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck Schumann and Robert Schumann.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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

Daeheung Station, line No. 6, exit 2.


Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Nov. 22:
Hyundai Card Culture Project invites Sigur Ros, the Icelandic post-rock band on par with being a national treasure.

When our ears meet their dreamy melodies, the vast Icelandic fields open up in our minds. Sigur Ros’ ingenious and original style has attracted numerous directors of famous films and TV shows, leading their mood to the peak of the main scenes of “Vanilla Sky (2001),” “127 Hours” (2010), and “We Bought a Zoo (2011),” to name a few. The lead single of its most popular album “Takk,” released in 2005, “Hoppipolla,” was played in an advertisement for the BBC nature blockbuster series ”Planet Earth,” leaving an impression in the hearts of many.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 132,000 won.

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


LG Arts Center

Nov. 24:
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, a world-renowned French pianist known for performing a wide spectrum of classical and contemporary music, is making his second visit to Korea.

This year’s concert will focus on the composers who heavily influenced Aimard in his musical career: Gyorgy Kurtag (1926-) and Olivier Messiaen (1908-92).

The concert’s first half will focus on Kurtag, whose music Aimard loved so much that he flew off to Hungary to learn composing from the artist. Aimard will play “Passio sine Nomine,” a piece dedicated to the French pianist written by Kurtag himself in celebration of Kurtag’s 90th birthday, along with the Hungarian composer’s “Jatekok” and “Szalkak.”

The second half is dedicated to Messiaen, who taught Aimard and was awed by his talent.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



National Gugak Center, Yeak-dang

Nov. 10-20:
Author Kim Hoon’s novel “Song of Strings” is reiterated as a gugak drama. Kim Hoon’s novels are well-known for telling stories through connotative words, hence the show is drawing in interest on how it would put the words into traditional music.

The story revolves around the creation of a Korean instrument, gayageum, believed to have been created in Gaya around the sixth century, while it was in the middle of its 200-year-long war with Silla. Through various developments made centuries after centuries, we now have the current gayageum, one of the most representative instruments of traditional Korean music.

As many readers of the novel have claimed the story lures them to listening to the sound of gayageum, the performance is expected to quench the readers’ thirst for a musical realization of the novel.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.

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

*Event information collected from the Korea Tourism Organization. Tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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