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2018.12.5 Ticket

Dec 05,2018
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“La Boheme,” will be returning to the stage at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul. Composed by Giacomo Puccini and performed by the Korea National Opera, the show can be easily enjoyed those who are unfamiliar with others works of opera. [KOREA NATIONAL OPERA]
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LA BOHEME

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Dec. 6-9


Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” will be performed by the Korea National Opera. The company last staged the “La Boheme” in 2012 to celebrate its 50th anniversary and the performance was a massive success, with every ticket selling out. Ever since, the company has staged a production of the show annually. The show tells the story of four young artists living in an attic. Although they are poor and have yet to make a name for themselves, they always manage to have fun and enjoy their time together. On one cold winter day, one of the artists, Rodolfo, meets a beautiful woman named Mimi, and they soon fall in love. However, as their love grows, Mimi becomes fatally ill and she has no money to cure her sickness. For this year’s production, sopranos Irina Lungu and Seo Sun-young will play the role of Mimi, while Chung Ho-yoon and Lee Won-jong have been cast to play Rodolfo. Female conductor Sung Shi-yeon will be holding the baton.

The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket prices range from 10,000 ($9.00) to 150,000 won.

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



THE NUTCRACKER

* Korean National Ballet: Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Dec. 15-25


The Korean National Ballet is staging “The Nutcracker” in its version adapted from the ballet choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, who worked as the art director of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater from 1964 to 1995.

The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends and at 2 p.m. on Christmas. There will be no performance on the 17th.

Ticket prices range from 5,000 to 90,000 won.

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



* Universal Ballet: Universal Art Center

Dec. 20-30


The Christmas season is here, which means the Universal Ballet is back with “The Nutcracker.”

The ballet, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, premiered in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and has been performed around the world for the past 124 years. The Universal Ballet premiered the piece in Korea in 1986, and performances have been sold out every year for the past 30 years.

The performance starts at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends. On Christmas Day, performances will be at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 10,000 to 100,000 won.

Achasan Station, line No. 5, exit 4.



KOOZA

Jamsil Sports Complex, Big Top Arena

Through Dec. 30


This show features extravagant lighting, entertaining clowns, brilliant costumes and exciting acrobatic performances.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Ticket prices range from 70,000 to 260,000 won.

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



MATILDA

LG Arts Center

Through Feb. 10


Based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 best-selling novel, this musical tells the story of a gifted young girl named Matilda who possesses telekinetic powers.

While dealing with her insensitive parents, Matilda befriends her school teacher, Miss Honey, and defends her friends from her evil principal Miss Trunchbull.

Four actors - Hwang Ye-yeong, An So-myeong, Lee Ji-na and Seol Ga-eun - play Matilda.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7 or 8.



THE LION KING

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

Jan. 9 to March 28


The lions are coming to Seoul from Broadway and tickets are selling out fast. The international tour production is currently being staged in Daegu and its three-month run starts next month. Based on Disney’s 1994 animated film of the same name, the musical has been seen by over 95 million people in more than 100 cities in 20 countries since its premiere in 1997. The musical is directed by Julie Taymor with music by legendary lyricist Tim Rice and Elton John, Lebo M, Hans Zimmer and many more.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 170,000 won.

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



ED SHEERAN

Songdo Moonlight Festival Park, Incheon

April 21


Ed Sheeran, who had to cancel a scheduled concert in October after fracturing both of his arms in a bicycle accident, will hold a concert in Incheon’s Songdo International Business District this spring. He’ll be bringing the unique mix of hip-hop and folk music from his three albums, which continue to perform well on music charts.

The concert starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 to 132,000 won.

International Business District Station, Incheon Metro line No. 1, exit 5.



THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theater

Through Jan. 5


Created by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, of Mischief Theatre Company, “The Play That Goes Wrong” has been produced in Korean, and is being staged at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul.

The play premiered at the Old Red Lion Theater in London in 2012 and had its Broadway premiere in 2017. It won Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards.

The play starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 70,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 8.



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