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2018.10.10 Ticket

Oct 10,2018
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A famous children’s tale “Hansel und Gretel” by the Brothers Grimm has been turned into an opera by a 19th century composer Engelbert Humperdinck. The Korean production of the piece has recently been created by the Korea National Opera and is being staged at the Seoul Arts Center for families to enjoy this autumn. [KOREA NATIONAL OPERA]
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HANSEL UND GRETEL

Seoul Arts Center, Opera Theater

To Oct. 13


The fairy-tale opera “Hansel und Gretel,” based on the popular Grimm brothers’ story of the same name, is now being staged by the Korea National Opera. Written by Engelbert Humperdinck, the opera is praised for its folk-music inspired themes. For the Korean production, Christian Pade has been invited to direct while maestro Finnegan Downie Dear will be conducting. Alexander Lintl will be designing the performance’s stage and costumes. Yang Gae-hwa and Lithuanian operatic soprano Justina Gringyte will alternate playing the leading role of Hansel. As for the role of Gretel, sopranos Kathleen Kim and Han Eun-hye will alternate.

The opera starts at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 10,000 to 150,000 won ($8.80 to $132).

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



OH! CAROL

D-Cube Arts Center

To Oct. 21


Set in 1960s America, this musical tells the heartwarming story of lovers at a paradise resort. Marge, whose fiance never showed up to their wedding, goes to the resort where she was supposed to honeymoon with her best friend Lois instead. Feeling sorry for Marge, Lois tries to connect her with Del, a singer.

Meanwhile, Gabe, an employee at the resort, falls for Lois and writes a song for her.

Realizing that Gabe’s talent is being overshadowed by Del’s presence, Lois promises to stand by him if he sings on stage.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 130,000 won.

Sindorim Station, lines No. 1 and 2, exit 1 or 5.



PLACIDO DOMINGO

Jamsil Sports Complex, Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Oct. 26


World-renowned tenor Placido Domingo has performed at the world’s most famous opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London, the New York Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, London’s Royal Opera House, La Scala in Milan and the Opera Bastille in Paris.

This fall, he will perform in Korea for the first time in two years. The singer has a diverse program planned for his seventh local performance.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 55,000 to 550,000 won.

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



GRAND MINT FESTIVAL

Olympic Park

Oct. 20-21


Unlike mainstream rock music festivals, the Grand Mint Festival (GMF) showcases musicians such as indie artists and groups who aren’t usually heard on the radio.

Created by the Korean entertainment company Mint Paper, GMF is back for its 12th year.

This festival includes a food zone, entertainment zone, beauty zone and a “slow life” zone for those who need to take a break from the music.

The lineup consists of singer BoA, singer Younha, indie duo MeloMance and vocal duo Bolbbalgan4.

The festival starts at 10:30 a.m. on both days.

Ticket prices range from 99,000 to 158,000 won.

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



THE MAN WHO LAUGHS

Blue Square, Interpark Hall

To Oct. 28


Led by American theater director Robert Johanson, this musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel of the same name.

Singers Park Hyo-shin and Exo’s Suho star as Gwynplaine in this production.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Ticket prices range from 60,000 to 150,000 won.

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



THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Charlotte Theater

To Oct. 28


This musical is a love story between an average housewife named Francesca, living in Iowa, and a National Geographic photographer named Robert, who is sent to her town for work.

For the role of Francesca, the leading female character, musical actors Kim Sun-young and Cha Ji-yeon will alternate, while actor Park Eun-tae and singer Kangta, a former member of popular boy group H.O.T., will alternate to play Robert Kincaid.

The story is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel of the same name.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

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

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3.



KOOZA

Jamsil Sports Complex, Big Top Arena

To 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 pm. 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

To 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.



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