ROTTINI Debut Concert: Hero of Voice
Seoul Arts Center*
Four of Korea's top opera singers, Park Ji-min, Joseph Lim, Lim Chang-ham and Aldo Heo, have come together in a group called Rottini. Rottini has successfully reached out to the international audience, and took first place at the New York Opera Competition. Tickets cost 40,000 to 100,000 won. For more information, call (02) 580-1300 or visit 222.sac.or.kr/eng. .
Ryuichi Sakamoto Trio Tour 2012
Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto, based in Tokyo and New York, will tour Japan and Korea with violinist Judy Kang and cellist Jaques Morelenbaum. Sakamoto's album "1996", which is to be performed, includes songs many are aware of, such as, "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence", "R ain" and "The Last Emperor". Tickets cost 50,000 to 160,000 won. For more information, call (02) 599-5743.
National Museum of Korea
Through Oct. 28
Maya 2012 focuses on the life and death of the Mayans. The exhibition is organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Mexico, and Korea and Guatemala. The exhibition examines the civilization of the Mayans in great depth. For more information, call (02) 2077-9000 or visit www.museum.go.kr.
2012 Korea Artist Prize
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Through Nov. 11
Without a definite theme, "2012 Korea Artist Prize" presents art works of four artists selected as SBS Foundation Sponsored Artists. Because the artists were asked to present any works they were able to manifest, the exhibition introduces works of four distinct themes. Located near exit 2 of Seoul Grand Park Station on line 4. Tickets cost 5,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2188-6114 or visit www.moca.go.kr.
Lives of the Great Joseon Artists
Posco Art Museum
Through Sept. 25
"Lives of the Great Joseon Artists" is currently exhibiting the most recognized masterpieces of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). The displayed works are well known and most local students would have learned about them in school. Admission is free. Located near exit 4, Samseong Station on subway line 2. For more information, call (02) 3457-1665.
Pop & Jazz
VIBE 10th Anniversary Live Edition
Kyung Hee University
Vibe released its first album in the year 2002, with the success and hit song called "Although It is Hateful, Once Again". Now a decade later, the band celebrates its 10th year with a concert. Tickets cost 55,000 to 99,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
Mariinsky Ballet, one of the world's leading ballet companies, presents "Swan Lake". Watch the beautiful love story, where Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette's marriage promise is broken when an evil genius attempts to destroy their love. Tickets cost 50,000 to 270,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3991-700 or visit www.sejongpac.or.kr.
Universal Art Center
With more than 620 performances and 67 million people comprising its audiences, the Universal Ballet's "The Nutcracker" has been a world favorite for 27 years. This performance will be the perfect holiday gift for the entire family. Tickets cost 10,000 to 100,000 won. For more information, call (070) 7124-1740 or visit www.uac.co.kr.
Rambert Dance Company
LG Art Center
The Rambert Dance Company, a leading British dance company will perform at the LG Art Center. Formed in 1926 they are known for contemporary and avant garde shows started by Marie Rambert. Tickets cost 40,000 to 80,000 won. For more information, call (02) 2005-0114 or visit www.lgart.com.
Plays & Musicals
Chicago, the Musical
D-Cube Arts Center
Through Oct. 7
Some of the most recognized singers, Insooni and Ivy, will take to stage as the leading characters in the musical based on actual criminals and crimes reported in 1926. For more information, call (02) 1544-1555. Located near Sindorim Station on subway lines No. 1 and 2. Tickets cost 40,000 to 80,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
Through Oct. 7
Broadway blockbuster "Wicked" debuted in 2003 and is based on "The Wizard of Oz". It is a rendition of the novel by Gregory Maguire and details the relationship between the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North. Tickets cost 50,000 to 160,000 won. Located near exit 2 of Hangangjin Station on subway line 6. For more information, call 1577-3363.
Man of La Mancha
Through Oct. 7
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' 17th century masterpiece, "Don Quixote", this memorable musical is based on Dale Wasserman's book "Man of La Mancha". Located near Jamsil Station on subway line No. 2. Tickets cost 60,000 to 130,000 won. For more information, call 1544-1555.
Source : www.koreatimes.co.kr/... ( English Korean )
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