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Daegu International Opera Festival

A Representative Performing Arts Festival in Korea and a Mecca for Opera in Asia

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The largest internatioanl opera in Asia, the Daegu International Opera Festival (DIOF) has been held for 16 consecutive years since 2003, the year when the Daegu Opera House opened. The festival, which is held over one month every autumn, draws the audience from all over the country. It is considered to help people get familiar with opera and play a significant role in the development of local arts and culture.

The DIOF has been reported to have 500,000 audience since the beginning. With the participation of opera theaters and organizations from 108 countries, including Italy, Germany, and Russia, the festival is enhancing its status based on continuous international exchanges.

Results of the Daegu International Opera Festival in the Last Five Years (2012- 2018)

Results of the Daegu International Opera Festival in the Last Five Years Year, Major Works, No. of Participant Artists, No. of Audiences
Year No. of Events (Scale) Major Works No. of Participant Artists No. of Audiences
2014
(12th)
136
(performances: 21, special/additional events: 115)
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): Turandot
  • Daegu Opera House / Korea National Opera (Korea): Romeo and Juliet
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi di Salerno (Italy): La Traviata
  • Daegu Opera House / Yeongnam Opera (Korea): Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany): Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
1,904 (domestic: 1,837 / foreign from 12 countries: 67 ) 35,767
2015
(13th)
139
(performances: 27, special/additional events: 112)
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): Aida
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany): Lohengrin
  • Daegu Opera House / Yeongnam Opera (Korea): Rigoletto
  • Daegu Opera House / Korea National Opera (Korea): Les Pêcheurs de Perles
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): The Treasure of the Nation “Gaya”
2,549(domestic: 2,177 / foreign from 12 countries: 372) 35,692
2016
(14th)
139
(performances: 23, special/additional events: 116)
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): La Boheme
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Theater Bonn (Germany): Fidelio
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Landestheater Linz (Austria): Orfeo ed Euridice
  • Daegu Opera House / Korea National Opera (Korea): Tosca
  • Daegu Opera House / Seongnam Cultural Foundation (Korea): Carmen
2,102 (domestic: 1,870 / foreign from 22 countries: 232) 86,926
2017
(15th)
142
(performances: 32, special/additional events: 110)
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): Rigoletto
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Taiwan National Philharmonic Orchestra (Taiwan): Il Trittico
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): Aida
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): Immortal Love
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Deutsche Oper Berlin (Germany): Flying Dutchman
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Mörbisch Operetta Festival (Austria): Die Fledermaus
  • Small Theater Operas: ‘Hansel and Gretel’ ‘RITA’ ‘Pagliacci’ ‘IWHA COUPLE’
1,770
(domestic: 1,565 / foreign from 14 countries: 206)
40,364
2018
(16th)
137
(performances 30, special/additional events: 107)
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): Don Carlo
  • Daegu Opera House / Yeongnam Opera (Korea): The Praise of Death
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Mörbisch Operetta Festival (Austria): Die Lustige Witwe
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea): La Traviata
  • Daegu Opera House (Korea) / Deutsche Oper Berlin (Germany): Salome
  • Small Theater Operas: ‘La Pizza con funghi’ ‘Nolbujeon’ ‘La Serva Padrona’ ‘In the fields taken away’
1,612
(domestic: 1,580 / foreign from 15 countries: 32)
49,232

With the opening of the Daegu Opera House in August 2003, the plan was drawn up to forge the city into a mecca for opera in the world, and the 2003 Daegu Festival was organized as an initial move. In 2018, the 16th Daegu International Opera Festival shows 93 percent of the ticket sales, proving the power of the "Performing Arts-Centered City in Daegu" once again.

Positioning itself early on as a cultural brand representing "Performing Arts City Daegu", the festival has grown beyond the city and became a representative festival in Asia. Undoubtedly, excellent human resources and outstanding facilities such as the Daegu Opera House have provided a fertile ground for the thriving of the festival.

As a large-scale opera festival based on a singular integrated system from planning to production, which is quite rare in Korea, the DIOF has contributed to the development of Korean opera and at the same time, generated positive effects such as enhanced branding of the city, revitalization of tourism by attracting spectators from other cities, and the growth of related industries. By doing so the festival was rated at the highest rank in 2010, 2012, 2015, and 2017 on the assessment results of Government-supported project by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, targeting local specialized performing arts and festivals.

Posters of the Daegu International Opera Festival, 2003-2018

  • 2003대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2004대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2005대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2006대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2007대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2008대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2009대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2010대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2011대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2012대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2013대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2014대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2015대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2016대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2017대국 국제오페라축제
  • 2018대국 국제오페라축제

Daegu International Musical Festival

An International Performance Festival Attracting Attention from the Global Musical Community

The Daegu International Musical Festival (DIMF) is an international event held every summer since the Pre-DIMF in 2006, hosted by Daegu Metropolitan City and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, in order to build Daegu as a musical-centered city and home to the world’s first festival specializing in musical.

Performances at the Daegu International Musical Festival

Some of the main programs of the festival are: performances of invited foreign musicals through continuous exchange with overseas productions; support for original Korean musicals; the College Musical Festival held to discover young talents; celebrations and DIMF Awards; and a variety of additional events for citizens of all ages to enjoy.

As the first international musical festival in Asia which draws productions, professionals in performing arts, and the general public, the DIMF has become a cultural brand representing the city. Over the past nine years, 1.25 million audiences have attended a total of 197 musicals.

Results of the Daegu International Musical Festival in the Last Five Years (2012-2016)

Results of the Daegu International Musical Festival in the Last Five Years (2012-2016)
Year No. of Works Participant Countries No. of Festival Participants No. of Audiences
2012 (6th) 23 France, United States, Russia, and China 104,927 47,198
2013 (7th) 24 United States, Czech Republic, United Kingdoms, and Korea-Japan 142,529 50,836
2014 (8th) 17 Slovakia, China, Russia, France, and Kazakhstan 66,795 31,683
2015 (9th) 19 United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany, Taiwan, and China 109,137 42,536
2016 (10th) 22 United Kingdom, China, Slovakia, and Russia 49.014 49,014

Posters of the Daegu International Musical Festival 2007-2018

  • 제1회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제2회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제3회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제4회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제5회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제6회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제7회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제8회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제9회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제10회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제11회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제12회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터

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