The International Istanbul Opera Festival, organized by the General Directorate of State Opera and Ballet, will open on June 8 with the famous “Abduction from Seraglio,” which has become a symbol of the festival.
The Antalya State Opera and Ballet (ANTDOB) will perform German composer Carl Orff’s popular work “Carmina Burana” on two dates, June 13 and at the Haşim İşcan Culture Center. The orchestra will be conducted by Hakan Kalkan.
“The Call to Poetry,” a critically acclaimed international literary event, will stage a dramatic one-night celebration of the world’s oldest love poem on June 3 at Ankara’s Ruhi Bey Rock Bar with poetry read in Turkish and English.
Turkish director Yekta Kara has staged an opera about one of the Arab Spring’s iconic places, Tahrir Square. The opera recently made its premiere at the Salzburg State Opera in Austria and won recognition from the audience.