20 Days 19 Performances

THE ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL OPERA FESTIVAL JULY 1 TO 21 IS BRINGING OPERA LOVERS A TOTAL OF 19 PERFORMANCES.

Held this year for the second time by the Turkish State Opera and Ballet, the Istanbul International Opera Festival’s biggest attraction is mezzo soprano Elina Garanca’s concert, under the direction of conductor Marc Chichon, at Haghia Eirene on July 13th.

With participation by the State Opera and Ballet of Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Mersin, Antalya and Samsun as well as leading ensembles like the Munich Gartnerplatztheater and the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the festival features eight different opera productions.

FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Fatih the Conqueror - July 1, Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater
Murat IV - July 2-3, Topkapı Palace
Tosca - July 4, Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny - July 6-7, Rumeli Hisar
The Abduction from the Seraglio - July 8-12, Yıldız Palace
Elina Garanca Gala Concert - July 13, Haghia Eirene
Aşk-ı Memnu - July 15-17, Yıldız Palace
Zaide - July 18-20, Topkapı Palace
L’Italiana in Algeri - July 21, Sütlüce Golden Horn Convention Center

TOSCA
Giacomo Puccini’s opera in three acts, Tosca is at the 18th Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. Tosca will be performed at Aspendos near Antalya the evening of July 2nd in an interpretation by Kazakhstan’s Abay State Academic Opera and Ballet.