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Culture

2018.5.9 Ticket

May 09,2018
The renowned Bolshoi Ballet is visiting Korea for the first time in 23 years to stage the famous “Swan Lake” choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich. For the roles of Odette and Siegfried, principal dancers Julia Stepaova and Artem Ovcharenko will perform on May 28, while two soloists Alyona Kovalyova and Jacopo Tissi will perform on May 29. See THEATER, below. [DAMIR YUSUPOV]


MUSIC



SOLID INTO THE LIGHT CONCERT

Blue Square Hall, iMarket Hall

May 18-20
: R&B trio Solid, which was formed in 1993 with leader Chong Jae-yun, rapper Lee Joon and main vocalist Kim Jo-han, will be holding a concert series in May. The group will be performing their biggest hits as well as their latest song, “Into the Light,” which was released on March 22. The song is a part of their first album in 21 years.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on May 18; 6 p.m. on May 19; and 5 p.m. on May 20.

Ticket prices range from 99,000 to 121,000 won ($91.78 to $112.18).

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3.



DISNEY IN CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

May 19-20
: Singers will come together in Seoul to sing everyone’s favorite Disney songs and depict magical movie moments on stage. While clips from the films play on screen, the audience will get to enjoy the singers playing out the scenes on stage as well. The program includes songs from Disney classics such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Lion King” and “Frozen.”

The Ditto Orchestra will be performing the music for the concert.

The concert will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 100,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



FORTE DI QUATTRO VS. FORESTELLA

Olympic Park, Olympic Hall

May 26-27
: This concert will showcase the quartet Forte di Quattro, which won the first season of “Phantom Singer,” a crossover audition program on cable channel JTBC, and quartet Forestella, which won the second season of the program. With their unique singing talents, the two groups will show striking harmony.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. for both days.

Ticket prices range from 66,000 to 132,000 won.

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



DIVA & DIVO CONCERT

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

May 31
: Acclaimed soprano Jo Su-mi, pictured above, and tenor Roberto Alagna will be performing together to celebrate the Sejong Center’s 40th anniversary. Alagna, who is known as one of the world’s top three tenors, will be returning to Korea for the firs time in ten years. The concert will showcase opera music’s beautiful harmony.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Prices range from 80,000 to 200,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



VICTORIA MULLOVA & GENEVA CAMERATA

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

June 8
: Acclaimed Russian violinist Victoria Mullova is known as “Ice Maiden” because of her upright posture and sharp technique. She will be performing Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64,” along with other pieces at her upcoming show at the Seoul Arts Center. She will be accompanied by Geneva Camerata, who will be making his first appearance in Korea, and conductor David Greilsammer, whose two albums have been selected Record of the Year by The New York Times. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 150,000 won.

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



HARUKI MEETS MASTER OF ANIMATION

Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

July 1
: Music from the works of two prominent Japanese artists - novelist Murakami Haruki and animator and manga artist Miyazaki Hayao - will be recreated by conductor Ahn Du-hyeon and the Arts Symphony Orchestra.

There will be a special performance of American composer Mitch Leigh’s “Impossible Dream,” American musical composer Frank Wildhorn’s “This is the Moment,” American jazz pianist Nat King Cole’s “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas” and Italian musical composer Detto Mariano’s “L’immensita.”

In the second part of the program, eight pieces from composer Joe Hisaishi used in the works of Miyazaki Hayao, such as “Merry-Go-Round of Life” from “Howl’s Moving Castle” and the ending theme from “My Neighbor Totoro,” will be performed.

The performance starts at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 30,000 to 100,000 won.

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




THEATER



GONE WITH THE WIND

Charlotte Theater

May 18 to July 29
: This show revolves around the tangled, turbulent love triangle between the petulant Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara, the charming rich gent Rhett Butler and the sweet, yet unattainable Ashley Wilkes.

Bada, a former member of girl group S.E.S., will reprise the role of O’Hara, while actor-singer Shin Sung-woo will play Wilkes. Additionally, actor Brad Little is directing the performances.

There are no shows on Monday. The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays excluding Wednesday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays. There is no 3 p.m. show on May 23, Wednesday.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



SCOTTISH BALLET “HANSEL AND GRETEL”

LG Arts Center

May 23-27
: The Scottish Ballet, which is one of the four leading ballet companies of the United Kingdom, is coming to Korea with their adaptation of the highly acclaimed Grimm brothers’ “Hansel and Gretel.” This is the first time for the Scottish Ballet to perform in Korea since the 1992 royal visit of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



BOLSHOI BALLET: SWAN LAKE

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

May 25-27
: This is the first time in 23 years that the renowned Russian ballet company Bolshoi Ballet and the prestigious Bolshoi Theater Orchestra will be performing together in Korea. For its upcoming visit in Seoul, Bolshoi Ballet will be performing one of its core classical ballets, “Swan Lake.”

Currently, Bolshoi Ballet is directed by Makhar Vaziev, who was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation in 2002.

The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra is the oldest in Russia and is has been lead by conductor Pavel Klinichev since 2001.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Prices range from 70,000 to 250,000 won.

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



MAN OF LA MANCHA

Blue Square Hall, Interpark Hall

To June 3
: Directed by David Swan and produced by Shin Chun-soo, this musical is inspired by the Miguel de Cervantes’ novel “Don Quixote.” The plot revolves around Alonso Quixana, who has read many books on chivalry and has lost his wits, leading him to roam around the country as a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha.

The well-acclaimed musical has received numerous awards, including five Tony Awards and six Korea Musical Awards.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays. Tickets are sold out for the 7 p.m. show on May 19, 8 p.m. on May 24 and 7 p.m. on May 30. Most of the seats are sold out for the shows on 8 p.m. on May 23, May 25 and June 1.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 won to 140,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3.



10TH ANNIVERSARY NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Theater

June 8 to August 5
: Based on the 1831 French romance novel by Victor Hugo, this acclaimed musical is a combination of unforgettable songs, Gothic stage design and a dramatic plot. To mark its 10th anniversary at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, the performance selected a brilliant cast, including musical actors Yoon Gong-joo, Michael K. Lee, Choi Min-chul, Chung Dong-ha, Min Young-ki, Lee Choong-joo and Park Song-kwon, as well as singer K. Will.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. There are no shows on Monday.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



CAPONE TRILOGY

Hongik Daehangno Art Center, Small Theater

To June 17
: This performance revolves on the three main characters, the trickster Loki, the usurper Lucifer and Vindici, the master of revenge in Chicago. This unique performance is designed to create tension and suspense within the audience. This performance is only open to people over 19.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for Tuesdays to Fridays; 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays, except for May 7. Additionally, there are no performances on May 8.

Tickets are 30,000 won for each seat.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 3



MAMA, DON’T CRY

Daehakro Art One Theater 1

To July 15
: This musical revolves on a brilliant, shy professor who sadly can’t muster up courage to talk to the girl that he has a crush on. After encountering a vampire while time traveling, the timid professor becomes a charming man. The show will be presented on a stereoscopic stage to highlight the themes of time and space.

Initially, the show was set to wrap up on July 1, but due to its popularity, this musical was extended for two more weeks.

Ticket prices range from 40,000 to 60,000 won.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2.




FESTIVAL



BEAUTIFUL MINT LIFE 2018

Olympic Park

May 12-13
: This festival is known to feature rising artists like Park Won. The biggest feature of this springtime music festival is its diverse events and booths during the performance, allowing the audience to freely interact throughout the weekend.

The concert starts at 12:40 p.m. on both days.

The reservation ticket prices are 77,000 won per day and 123,000 won for both days. Ticket prices sold on the day of the event are 85,000 won for one day and 135,000 won for both days.

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



HOLGABOON FESTIVAL

Jamsil Sports Complex

May 19
: The lineup for this festival consists of five well known artists: IU, Kim Bum-soo, duet group MeloMance, vocal girl group Mamamoo, pictured above, and indie band Soran. The artists will be performing music that blends well with the spring weather.

The festival starts at 4 p.m. Recreational activity booths will open at 12 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 99,000 won to 126,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7.



SEOUL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

Olympic Park

May 19-20
: The Seoul Jazz Festival is returning to Olympic Park for the 12th time this year. The festival features a variety of local and foreign talent for audiences to enjoy.

This year’s lineup includes Lauryn Hill, Maceo Parker, Epik High, Lucid Fall Trio, Lee Hi, Loyle Carner, Khruangbin and The Soul Rebels on the first day.

Branford Marsalis Quartet, Jessie J, PREP, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Heize and Richard Parkers will take the stage on the second day.

Ticket prices are 155,000 won for a one-day ticket and 240,000 won for a two-day ticket.

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



*Most tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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