Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival

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Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival


Visit the Aspendos international opera and ballet festival

See one of the most highly-respected festivals of classical music in the world

Absorb the magical atmosphere of the 2,000-year-old Aspendos Amphitheater

Delight in a performance by a prestigious ballet or opera company


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    Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival 2014 in the 2,000 year old Aspendos Theater

    Live guide: English, German

    Duration: 3 hours

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Book tickets for a performance at the International Opera and Ballet Festival in Aspendos. Experience live opera or ballet under the stars at the ancient Aspendos Amphitheater, in the perfect night for any opera, ballet, or classical music aficionado.


Experience a culturally rich night at the best-preserved ancient amphitheater in the world. Annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival combines artistic excellence with the unique atmosphere of Aspendos Amphitheater.

Since 1994, this elegant open-air festival has been a showcase for the most successful recent productions of leading opera and ballet companies from all over the world. Rising to international acclaim within the first years of its inception, today the Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival is listed among the most reputed of its kind.

An exciting yearly event for aficionados of opera, ballet, and classical music, the magic of the festival owes much to its unique setting in the 2,000-year-old Aspendos Amphitheater. Overlooking the Mediterranean, this remarkably well-preserved Roman amphitheater has stood since the reign of Marcus Aurelius, and its incomparable acoustics have wowed many internationally distinguished guests.

Program 2014:

AIDA – Opera (G.VERDI)
Saturday, 30 August 2014
İzmir State Opera and Ballet

Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Mersin State Opera and Ballet

Saturday, 6 September 2014
Budapest Operetta & Musical Theatre

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Antalya State Opera and Ballet

Saturday, 13 September 2014
Ankara State Opera and Ballet

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Ankara State Opera and Ballet

Saturday, 20 September 2014
Taormina Festival Opera

Wednesday, 24 September 24 2014
Antalya State Opera and Ballet

What's Included:

• Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
• Admission to performance

What's Not Included:

• Food and beverages

Good to Know:

• Performances begin at 21:15
• Modifications can be made to the program in case of necessity
• Please bring a small cushion for your comfort, as the ancient venue is outfitted with stone seating
• Pick-up time for Alanya hotels is 16:45 - 17:00, and en route to Aspendos you will stop at a restaurant for dinner (optional/extra)

Tickets for CDFG sections but for late reservations this cannot be guaranteed.

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  • Rating: 4 “The show was a wonderful experience at an amazing venue”

    Reviewed by Jamie from Cairns, Australia on July 9th, 2013 The transfer was smooth, and a nice location for dinner. An amazing venue and very professional show.
    A suggestion is for the pick-up to be 15 mins earlier so dinner is not so rushed.
    In the booking, it said we had tickets for Csection, which was close to the front, but on arrival it was no seating allocation, so we were all at the back, which I was not concerned about, but some others were, and you should not mention in the booking what seats we will be in if it is not g.uarenteed

  • Rating: 3 “Good value, local operator not great”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Seattle, United States on July 1st, 2013 I used this service because I was having difficulty with ordering the opera tickets due to language issues and it provided transportation which would have been a very expensive taxi ride. The package indicated an "optional dinner". I had imagined it would be a restaurant in a town where we could opt out of the meal and walk around. In fact we went to a whole in the wall restaurant where we were greated by a pit bull on a leash. There was nowhere to take a walk. We ate and the food was not good. Things ran late and we arrived just as the opera was starting. The tour operator thought this was sufficient. However, it was first come, first serve seating and challenging to find seats in an ancient amphitheater in the dark.

  • Rating: 3 “Restaurant before show was slow and inadequate, show great.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer on June 25th, 2013 Your guide did a very good job in communicating the pickup point, having water on the bus. But the restaurant he uses was not adequate. Service with slow with only one waitress so we were late getting to the show and walked in as it started. There are better restaurants in the area and pickup half an hour earlier would allow for dinnertime and getting to the show with time to spare. It is open seating so if you arrive last you choice of seats is less. The opera was great and with the good acoustics we were able to hear well from our higher seats.

  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic concert”

    Reviewed by Aira from Tallinn, Estonia on June 11th, 2013 The concert was absolutelty great - the place, the music and the service was fine: the sms was sent in the morning to confirm the pick-up at night, it was very nice.The bus came on time and the time we were takem to the Aspendos was perfect - it was still light when we arrived 40 minutes before the concert, so we could see the antic theatre and take pictures in daylight as well as in dark. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is the dinner they offered before reaching the concert place: the food was not good at all. So I'd reccommend the travel agency to skip the dinner and take people straight to the concert place - then the pick-up time could be later so that people could eat before the tour.

  • Rating: 5 “Perfect”

    Reviewed by Claus from Hirtshals, Denmark on September 18th, 2012 Could not be better

  • Rating: 4 “Very good performance”

    Reviewed by Joan from Redditch, United Kingdom on September 16th, 2012 Lively, colourful ballet, good music and very good dancing. Don't know why it was cahnged to a 'happy ending' Only drawback was stone seating and couldn't sit back because of feet from row behind

  • Rating: 5 “Was great - all worked out really well!”

    Reviewed by Petra from Hamburg, Germany on July 10th, 2012 It was a great tour. Transfer worked out well and we had good seats.

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent”

    Reviewed by Malcolm from Weston super Mare, United Kingdom on June 28th, 2012 What a wonderful experience, with excellent service throughout

  • Rating: 5 “We had such a great evening there!”

    Reviewed by Natalya from novosibirsk, Russia on June 24th, 2012 Acoustics is amazing, right balance between voice and orchestra. The atmosphere is very special by itself by having an open night sky above.

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent”

    Reviewed by Hilary on June 23rd, 2012 Very well organized. Thank you

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent service to an amazing event”

    Reviewed by Navjyot from Tucker, United States on June 20th, 2011 I was greeted at my hotel and driven to Aspendos, 60 km away. I enjoyed the knowledgeable driver and his perspective on modern day Turkey. The Opera was in the most amazing theatre still being used from the times of the Romans. The Amphitheatre, the stars and great music! What is there not to like? Ozcan from Vigotour was the BEST!!
    Warmly recommended.

  • Rating: 5 “es war super,super,super”

    Reviewed by Alfons from Grensheim, Germany on June 24th, 2013 ich würde jederzeit wieder an einer tour teilnehmen

  • Rating: 5 “Excellente organisation”

    Reviewed by François from Genève, Switzerland on June 14th, 2013 Un sans faute Taxi à l'heure et retour sans aucun problème

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