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2021 Nov. 9 Ticket

WIENER PHILHARMONIKER & RICCARDO MUTI
Sejong Center for the Performing Arts Center
 
Nov. 14: Maestro Riccardo Muti and the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic will be visiting Seoul for a concert. Prior to the Seoul concert, the orchestra will tour across Japan from Nov. 3 to 12. After the Seoul concert, it will continue its tour in China with concerts scheduled from Nov. 18 to 21.
 
The orchestra was to visit Seoul last year but had to cancel due to Covid-19. According to the Sejong Center, it’s the orchestra’s 12th performance in Korea since its first in 1973.
 
The program includes Mozart’s “Symphony No. 35 D major, K. 385 ‘Haffner,’” and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 9 in C major, D.944 ‘The Great.’”
 
Muti is praised as one of the most delicate conductors of authentic Italian operas. He currently conducts two orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini.
 
The concert begins at 5 p.m.
 
Tickets range from 80,000 won ($67.50)to 430,000 won.
 
Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8
 
 
REBECCA
Chungmu Art Center, Grand Theater


Min Kyung-ah plays the character I in "Rebecca." [EMK MUSICAL COMPANY]

Min Kyung-ah plays the character I in "Rebecca." [EMK MUSICAL COMPANY]

Nov. 16 – Feb. 27, 2022: The Korean production of a hit musical “Rebecca” is back in Seoul.
 
The musical is based on a Gothic romance novel by Daphne du Maurier, but it is reportedly also inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film “Rebecca.”
 
The musical, which combines romance and suspense, first hit the stage in Vienna in 2006.
 
Set in a mansion called Manderley, "Rebecca" tells the story of Maxim de Winter, a wealthy widower who lost his wife Rebecca in a drowning accident and cannot get over the traumatic incident. Maxim marries another woman but his new wife learns a disturbing secret that Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper of the mansion, still worships the late Rebecca.
 
When the musical was first staged in Seoul, it was the highest-selling musical for five consecutive weeks. It still attracts musical aficionados, who have already watched it multiple times.  
 
Musical director Robert Johanson has been at the helm of the production since its premiere.
 
Four actors including Min Young-ki, Kim Jun-hyun, Enok and Lee Jang-woo will alternate the role of Mr. Winter, while actresses Shin Young-sook and Oak Joo-hyun will play Mrs. Danvers.
 
The show begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.
 
Tickets range from 70,000 won to 150,000 won.
 
Sindang Station, line No. 6, exit 9.
 
 
MY FAMILY ARE OFF-LIMITS
Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theater
 
Nov. 19 - 21: The upcoming performance by the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company is a part of the company’s Asian Choreographer project. Three Asian choreographers, Kuik Swee Boon from Singapore, Shimojima Reisa from Japan and Lee Min-kyoung from Korea will showcase dance pieces centering around one theme, family.
 
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
 
Tickets cost 40,000 won.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
KING LEAR
Seoul Arts Center, CJ Towol Theater


Veteran actor Lee Soon-jae plays Lear in Shakespeare's "King Lear." [GWANAK THEATER COMPANY]

Veteran actor Lee Soon-jae plays Lear in Shakespeare's "King Lear." [GWANAK THEATER COMPANY]

 
Through Nov. 21: Veteran actor Lee Soon-jae is playing Lear in Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” which is currently being staged at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul. Korea has staged productions of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy before, but according to the organizers, all of them were so heavily abridged they could barely be considered “truly Shakespeare’s.”  
 
The production is "as close to the original” as possible, with a running time of three hours and 20 minutes. Lee is onstage for most of that time.  
 
Lee will appear in all 23 performances. He will not alternate with another actor, as is common in Korean stage productions.  
 
Though there are numerous Korean translations of "King Lear," director Lee Hyun-woo decided to translate it himself.  
 
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 90,000 won.
 
The performance begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 2 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays and at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
ULTRAWORLD
National Theater of Korea, Haeoreum Grand Theater
 
Nov. 25 – 27: The Volksbuhne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin will be visiting Seoul to stage “Ultraworld.” Produced in 2020 by Susanne Kennedy, the director of the troupe, the performance has received recognition on the German theater scene. The story revolves around a man who gets trapped inside virtual reality known as the "Ultraworld." The performance begins as if you are logging into a computer game.
 
The play begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
 
Tickets range from 50,000 won to 90,000 won.
 
Dongguk University Station, line No. 6, exit 6
 
 
MUN TAE-GUK AND LIM DONG-HYEK DUO RECITAL
Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall


Mun Tae-guk, left, and Lim Dong-hyek [CREDIA]

Mun Tae-guk, left, and Lim Dong-hyek [CREDIA]

 
Nov. 30: Cellist Mun Tae-guk and pianist Lim Dong-hyek will hold a recital together. The two artists will begin the recital with Beethoven’s “Seven Variations on Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ for cello and piano, WoO 46.” They will also play Mendelssohn’s “Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58” and Rachmaninoff’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19.”  
 
Lim first stole the limelight in the world’s classical music circle by becoming the youngest top prize winner of the 2001 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris and has gone on to forge a stellar career.  
 
Mun became the first Korean to win the renowned Balo Casals International Cello Competition in 2014.  
 
Tickets range from 40,000 won to 80,000 won.
 
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5
 
 
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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