MeralCitil_9201_concert report 2

MeralCitil_9201_concert report 2 - HUM 204 CONCERT REPORT 2...

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HUM 204 CONCERT REPORT 2 ISTANBUL STATE OPERA AND BALLET “LA TRAVIATA” I attended Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (IDOB) which opened 2008-2009 season in October. The performances were at Kadıköy Süreyya Opera House, also called Süreyya Cultural Center (in Turkish: Süreyya Operası or Süreyya Kültür Merkezi). I had never expected to face a glorious opera house before I went to concert. The reason for my interest could be my first experience which going to the Hagia Irene place for listening to Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra’s (IDSO). It was a kind of ancient, huge, poor looking; church however Kadıköy Süreyya Opera house is really exciting. Especially, it is impossible not to admire its style of architecture. When I turned back to school after the opera, I was made some researched about the place within interest. A brief explanation about The Süreyya Cultural Center that was constructed between 1924-1927 designed by parliamentarian Süreyya İlmen Paşa to supply as an opera house and theater. According to online data it is the oldest opera house and the first musical theatre on the Anatolian part of the city Istanbul. Because of the lack of technical appropriate equipment and artists’ rooms in the theatre, this place did not show any operas for a long time. After two year restoration by Kadıköy Municipality purposed to complete the historical construction and the Kadıköy Süreyya cultural center has reopened as a opera house as a 500 – seat concert hall nearly after 80 years by the end of 2007 (Venues, 2005) In the first experiment regarding to symphony concert I had not already bought my concert ticket, therefore I was face some problems which was not so much serious. However, thanks to the school for providing opera tickets, I did not encounter any problem as before I had. Yet, my one of the friends who was not taking hum204 course desired to go opera with me to
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spend entertaining time. Initially, we were disappointed because of not finding ticket out of the school. All tickets had been sold. However, thanks to our teacher’s care, we found a ticket from a student who did not want to go opera. After the finished our lessons, I and my friend got together in the Gürsel parking garage. Due to the evening traffic, we could be late to opera but we were arrived at the appropriate time. Now I think, It is useful to give some general information about the opera “La Traviata”. It was performance by Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, directed by Yekta KARA, designed by Adnan ONGUN, costumed by Şanda ZIPÇI, conducted of an orchestra by Peter VALENTOVIC and directed of chorus by Markus BAISCH. At this time, I would like to give the other significant
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