Istanbul Theater Festival lifts its curtains in Turkish metropolis

The 25th Istanbul Theater Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), kicked off yesterday in Turkey's largest city.

The festival will present the audience with a program extending from in-person productions to online screenings, from "ear theater" to complimentary panels, talks and reading theaters over the course of one month.

Ljubljana’s opera and ballet announces diverse 2021/2022 season

Ljubljana – The SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, a leading national opera and ballet theatre, has produced a diverse 2021/2022 season headlined Long Live Opera and Ballet, the opera’s artistic director Marko Hribernik says. It brings music by Russian greats Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, Italian composers Donizetti and Bellini and France’s Gounod.

Actor Ion Caramitru to be laid to rest today at Bellu Cemetery

Actor Ion Caramitru will be laid to rest today on the Actors Alley of the Bucharest Bellu Cemetery. On the way from the Visarion Church to the cemetery, the funeral procession will stop around noon in front of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theater, where he served as manager over the past 16 years, for a final farewell.

Garifallia and the burden of tradition

What's in a name, you might ask. While the case of Romeo and Juliet was a bit extreme, names do make a difference in the way one is perceived and can truly be a burden, especially when they are out of tune with the times. This is especially the case with the so-called "traditional" names, though some more than others. I ought to know. I have been lumbered with one my entire life.

Digital Stage at Zorlu PSM

In Zorlu PSM's new online series, titled Digital Stage, sections of the theater's cult works are interpreted from today's perspective and presented to the audience on its YouTube channel. In the premiere to be held today, Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu and Damla Sönmez will play a short part of Shakespeare's most staged piece "Hamlet."