New art season in Izmir

The Izmir State Opera and Ballet has opened its 2007-2008 season which includes 21 works: 8 operas, 7 ballets, 1 operetta, 3 oratorios, and 2 children’s musicals.

Venues for this year’s events include the usual Elhamra Theater as well as the Konak Municipality’s Selahattin Akçiçek Hall, Ege University’s MÖTBE Hall, and Celal Bayar University’s Süleyman Demirel Culture Center. The first premiere of the season is Mozart’s opera ‘The Abduction from the Seraglio', set in 16th century Ottoman Istanbul, which will be staged on Saturday, 20 October, at 8 p.m. For details, www.izdob.gov.tr
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