- What’s On
Nine nights of wonderful opera ending with a gala concert from the Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky on the tenth night. Performances are staged by the leading four national opera ensembles (the Ankara State Opera and Ballet, the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, the Samsun State Opera and Ballet and the Mersin State Opera and Ballet), as well as an international guest, the Salzburger Landes Theatre.
Highlight’s include the Ankara State Opera’s Attila on the 3rd, the Samsun State Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio on the 9th and 10th (reviewed by Haluk Direskeneli here) and the Salzburger Landes Theatre’s The Unexpected Encounter on the 14th and 15th.
Performances take place at the Zorlu Centre in Levent, the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, the Leyla Gencer Opera House in Bakırköy and the Süreyya Opera House in Kadıköy. Click here to see the full programme.