Wednesday, October 11, 2017

All about Daegu International Opera Festival 2017

Daegu Intl Opera Festival 2017
Visit Koreas Hidden Gem, Daegu!
  
Courtesy: Daegu Opera House

The peak of autumn season is right around the corner and you know what that means – it’s festival season. Specifically, we are talking about Daegu International Opera Festival! Ever since DIOF first started in 2003, it has increased its popularity among people and recognition in domestic and international operatic world each year. Surprisingly, Daegu is a great place to appreciate operatic productions since talents from inside and outside Korea gather here for the festival. There are also budget-minded performances that people of any interest level can try and watch! To make the best out of the festival, we’ve collected all the details you need to know about DIOF 2017!

CONTENT
BASIC INFORMATION
WHAT TO WATCH
WHAT TO ENJOY
HOW TO BOOK
HOW TO BUY A TICKET


BASIC INFORMATION
─ Date: Oct 12 – Nov 12
*Opening Ceremony at 18:30 Oct 12 @Samsung Creative Campus
─ Location: Daegu Opera House, Buk-gu Eoul Art Center and more
─ Contact: 053-666-6000
─ Website: http://www.daeguoperahouse.org/15th_festival/


WHAT TO WATCH
Main Performances

Courtesy: Daegu Opera House

Each week, one of the most famous and grand opera productions will be available! If you’d like to watch a certain opera, make sure you check out the dates in advance!
Price: VIP 100,000won / R 70,000won / S 50,000won / A 30,000won / B 20,000won / C 10,000won

─Rigoletto
Oct 12 - 14
7:30pm, Oct 12 – 13 / 3pm, Oct 14
150min
Language: Italian (Korean subtitle)

─Il Trittico
Oct 26 - 28
7:30pm, Oct 26 / 3pm, Oct 28
180min
Language: Italian (Korean subtitle)

─Aida
Nov 3 - 4
7:30pm, Nov 3 / 3pm, Nov 4
150min
Language: Italian (Korean subtitle)

─Immortal Love
Nov 10 - 11
7:30pm, Nov 10 / 3pm, Nov 11
120min
Language: Korean

Opera Concertante
It’s not a typical opera that is fully staged. Opera Concertante intentionally avoid costume, stage setting, etc to present you a performance that is heavily rely on music itself.
VIP 50,000won, R 30,000 won, S 20,000won, A 10,000won

─Der Fliegende Hollander
By Berlin Deutche Opera, Germany
7:30pm, Oct 17

─Die Fledermaus
By Mörbisch Operetta Festival, Austria
7:30pm, Oct 19

Small-scale Opera

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There are 4 budget-minded performances that take place throughout the city.

All seats: 10,000won

─Hänsel und Gretel
@Buk-gu Eoul Art Center
7pm, Oct 17 – 18 

─Rita
@Daegu Bank 2nd Headquarter
7pm, Oct 24 - 25

─Pagliacci
@Munhwa Hall, Lotte Department Store(Daegu Station)
7pm, Oct 31 – Nov 1

─ Ihwa Couple
@Camerata, Daegu Opera House
7pm, Nov 7 - 8


Closing Concert
Last but definitely not least is Pavarotti Memorial Concert that will make a grand final of DIOF 2017.
Pirce: VIP 150,000won / R 120,000won / S 100,000won / A 70,000won / B 50,000won / C 30,000won

─Pavarotti Memorial Concert
7pm, Nov 12
@Daegu Opera House


WHAT TO ENJOY
1. Dress Code Day
At the opening event on Oct12, if you have a cloth or fashion item on that is red, you can receive a small gift.  

2. Backstage Tour

Courtesy: Daegu Opera House


You can apply for a backstage tour during an intermission of a performance. After the opera is done, a guide will show you around secret parts of a stage.  

3. Pre-Concert
Every Saturday at the outdoor stage at Samsung Creative Campus will be an-hour classical performances open for general public. 

Date: Oct 14, 21, 28/ Nov 4
Location: Samsung Creative Campus
Price: free


HOW TO BOOK
─Daegu Opera House
1. Website
*10% member discount *no booking fee

2. Phone
Daegu Opera House Website (Annex building)
053-666-6170
10:00 – 17:00 Tue - Sat (closed on Sun, holidays)

Daegu Opera House Website (Main building)
053-666-6000
9:30 – 17:00 Mon - Fri (closed on weekends, holidays)

3. Visit
Daegu Opera House Website (Annex building)

─Interpark
1. Website

2. Phone
1544-1555
9:00 – 20:00 Mon– Sat
9:00 – 18:00 Sun and holidays

─Others

Ticket Box at each venue sells ticket on the day of performance beginning 90 min before the performance.