Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival
From US$ 50 per person
- 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
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.
The following performances are confirmed:
September 05 2015 - Saturday
Mersin & Antalya State Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Chorus
September 08 2015 - Tuesday
İzmir State Opera and Ballet
L'Oiseau de Feu / La Sacre du printemps
September 11 2015 - Friday
Ankara State Opera and Ballet
September 16 2015 - Wednesday
Ankara State Opera and Ballet
September 20 2015 - Sunday
Korea National Opera
Antalya State Opera and Ballet Orchestra
JUNE HEE LIM
September 23-24 2015 - Wednesday, Thursday
Antalya State Opera and Ballet
Türksoy Opera and Ballet Stars Concert
- Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
- Admission to performance
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
Good to Know
• 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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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
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.
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.
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.
Could not be better