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2021 Oct. 5 Ticket

SAMSON AND DELILAH
 
Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater
 
Oct. 7 – 10: The Korean National Opera is performing Camille Saint-Saëns’ grand opera “Samson and Delilah” for the first time in 40 years to mark the 100th anniversary of the French composer’s death. The piece has not been performed in Korea since being premiered by the company in 1980.
 
The opera is based on the famous story in the Bible, found in the Book of Judges. It’s the only opera by Saint-Saëns that is regularly performed in Western countries.
 
For the upcoming production, maestro Sebastian Lang Lessing will take the baton, while the work will be directed by Arnaud Bernard. For the role of Samson, tenors Kirstian Benedikt and Oliver Kook will alternate while Mezzo sopranos Lee A-kyeong and Kim Jung-mi alternate the role of Delilah. Baritones Samuel Youn and Lee Sung-wang will alternate the role of the High Priest of Dagon.
 
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
 
The Saturday performance will be streamed live via My Opera Live.
 
Tickets range from 10,000 won ($8) to 150,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
GOOD MORNING GAGOK
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall


Oct. 8 and 10: Following the success of the Gagok Festival held over the summer, the Seoul Arts Center decided to organize a special performance to showcase gagok, a genre of Korean vocal music that combines emotional and poetic lyrics with instrumental accompaniment, in a drama-style concert.
 
The concert will invite actor Kim Myeong-gon to host. Kim will interact with the audience to help them understand the songs that have stories better. A total of 28 gagok pieces that have been loved by Koreans for nearly 100 years have been selected for the upcoming performance.  
 
Sopranos Park Mi-ja and Hong Ju-young, tenors Kim Woo-kyung, Kim Hyun-su and Lee Jeong-won and baritones Ko Seong-hyun, Gong Byeong-woo and Yang Jun-mo will take to stage to sing the gagok pieces.  
 
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
 
Tickets range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
JARASUM JAZZ FESTIVAL
Jara Island
 
Oct. 9 – 11: The annual jazz festival is back and the lineup for the upcoming event so far includes: Sunwoojunga with band Swja on Oct. 9; Kim Hyun-chul, Nam Woo-sun, Song Mi-ho, Oh Eun-hye and Suh Soo-jin as well as Kim Bo-ra Jazz and Minyo Project on Oct. 10; and Cho Eung-min and Bada Jazz Liners and Chung Won Young Band on Oct. 11.
 
The performances will start at 4 p.m. each day and end at 10 p.m.
 
One-day tickets cost 50,000 won, two-day tickets cost 80,000 won and three-day tickets cost 100,000 won.
 
Gapyeong Station, Gyeongchun line, exit No. 1
 
 
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV
Lee Hae-rang Theater


Performing Image Art Center (Piac) stages “The Brothers Karamazov,” a play based on the novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. [PIAC]

Performing Image Art Center (Piac) stages “The Brothers Karamazov,” a play based on the novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. [PIAC]



Oct. 12 – 31: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its founding, the Performing Image Art Center, also known as Theater Piac, decided to put on a stage production of “The Brothers Karamazov” based on the novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. Director Na Jin-hwan says he attempts to question the audience members about the existential meaning of human existence. The troupe had staged the play last year and became one of the best-selling tickets on Interpark. It’s divided into two parts and will run for a total of six hours.
 
Actor Jung Dong-hwan will play the role of the grand inquisitor.
 
The play begins at 7 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. There are no performances on Mondays.
 
Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.
 
Dongguk University Station, line No. 3, exit 6
 
 
GISELLE
Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater
 
Universal Ballet Company stages ″Giselle″ at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul from Oct. 29 to 31. [UNIVERSAL BALLET COMPANY]

Universal Ballet Company stages ″Giselle″ at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul from Oct. 29 to 31. [UNIVERSAL BALLET COMPANY]



Oct. 29 – 31: Popular romantic ballet “Giselle” will be performed by the Universal Ballet. The company's production of “Giselle” premiered in 1985 and began touring the world in 2011, holding sell-out performances. It is now considered one of the company’s representative pieces.
 
The ballet follows Giselle, a young girl who dies of a broken heart after learning that her lover is involved with someone else.  
 
Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.
 
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
HEDWIG
Chungmu Arts Center
 
Through Oct. 31: A dynamic mix of rock music and monologue, this eight-time Tony-nominated musical follows the life of a band called The Angry Inch. The Korean production of the musical premiered in 2005.
 
The story revolves around a boy named Hansel living in East Germany in 1988.
 
One day, a U.S. lieutenant proposes to marry Hansel if he changes his gender to female. Hansel eventually decides to adopt the name Hedwig and undergoes a sex change operation, but it fails. He flies to Kansas only to find that he has been dumped.
 
Undeterred, Hedwig starts wearing wigs and makeup, forms a band called The Angry Inch and becomes a rock star.
 
The Korean production of this popular musical features musical performers Oh Man-seok, Jo Seung-woo, Lee Kyu-hyung, Go Eun-sung and Ren from K-pop boy band Nu’est, who alternate in the main role.
 
Tickets range from 55,000 won to 110,000 won.
 
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.
 
Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9
 
 
LITTLE WOMEN
Dream Art Center
 
Oct. 9 - 31: A play adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" will be performed at the Dream Art Center in Daehangno in central Seoul, for three weeks only.
 
The story follows the lives of the four March sisters— Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy — and details their passage from childhood to womanhood.
 
Song Jeong-ahn, behind the Korean musical "Pan" took the helm in directing the play.  
 
As for the cast, actors So Jeong-hwa and Shin Eui-jeong alternate the role of Meg. Choi Yoo-ha will play the second sister Jo, while Hong Ji-hee and Jeong Woo-yeon have been cast to play the third sister Beth.  
 
The role of little sister Amy will be played by Park Ran-joo.
 
The play begins at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.
 
Tickets cost 66,000 won.
 
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1
 
 
KIM SO-HYANG
Dream Art Center


Musical actor and singer Kim So-hyang will stage her first-ever solo concert, showcasing various musical numbers she's performed in, inclucing ″Marie Curie,″ pictured above. [YONHAP]

Musical actor and singer Kim So-hyang will stage her first-ever solo concert, showcasing various musical numbers she's performed in, inclucing ″Marie Curie,″ pictured above. [YONHAP]



Nov. 4 – 7: Musical actor Kim So-hyang is holding a solo concert to celebrate her 20th anniversary of her debut. The upcoming concert is her first solo concert. Kim made a debut in 2001 as an actor then released several CCM albums. In 2014, she became the first Korean singer to sing the American national anthem at an NBA game.
 
During the concert, Kim will be singing various musical numbers she’s starred in, including “Marie Antoinette,” “Ludwig,” “Smoke,” “Marie Curie,” and “Xcalibur.”
 
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. on weekends.
 
Tickets cost 60,000 won.
 
Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 1
 
 
BILLY ELLIOT
D-Cube Arts Center
 
Through Feb. 2, 2022: “Billy Elliot” is back.
 
The story takes place in the 1980s, during a coal miners’ strike in Northern England. Billy happens to stumble across ballet during one of his boxing classes, and his life is changed forever after he discovers his love, and talent, for dance.
 
“Billy Elliot” is a heartwarming and humorous story about a young boy and his family trying to fulfill their dreams through music and choreography.
 
The kids who have been cast to alternate the role of Billy are, Kim Shi-hoon, Lee Woo-jin, Jeong Kang-hyuk and Joo Hyun-joon.
 
Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 150,000 won.
 
The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.
 
Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1 or 5
 
*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [yim.seunghye@joongang.co.kr]
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