The Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival, now in its eighteenth consecutive year, will start on June 9.
The Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival will start with “Carmen.” The four-act opera, which will be performed on June 9 at the Aspendos Amphitheater, covers the themes of love, betrayal, and passion.
There will be eight events that will be of interest to art lovers during the festival, which will continue until July 2. The biggest surprise of the festival will be a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert, which will be conducted by Zubin Mehta, will be held on June 21, featuring soloist Daniel Barenboim.
Another impressive work to appear at the festival is “Medea.” The opera, written by Luigi Cherubini, will be staged on June 13. Other works to be performed at the festival are “Barbarossa,” which is a contemporary dance and drama project, “Swan Lake,” “Othello,” “ Die EntführungausdemSerail” (ll Seraglio), and “Tosca.”
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The 18th Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival will be hosting an unforgettable event. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the best symphonic music groups in the world, will arrive in Aspendos with a team of 125 musicians. Founded by composer Carlo Otto Nicolai in 1842, the orchestra will perform Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3, and Richard Strauss’s “Don Quixote.”