Kaohsiung arts center to offer half-price 'rush tickets'

08/07/2020 07:00 PM
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Kaohsiung, Aug. 7 (CNA) People will have a chance to buy half-price "rush tickets" for performances organized by the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying, from the end of August, according to a press statement released Friday.

Starting Aug. 28, any unsold tickets for performances organized by Weiwuying will be sold at a 50 percent discount starting one hour before the shows begin, for 45 minutes, the arts center said.

Each person can only buy one half-price ticket at the box office of the performance's venue in the arts center, and the ticket buyer will only be able to choose a ticket price from a range of options, not a seat, it said, adding that seats will be allocated randomly.

There are four venues at Weiwuying -- the Opera House, the Playhouse, the Concert Hall and the Recital Hall.

The first production for which rush tickets will be available is Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot, which will be performed at the center's Opera House on Aug. 28 and Aug. 30.

The opera, which is directed by Li Huan-hsiung (黎煥雄), will have a live performance by the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra conducted by Weiwuying General and Artistic Director Chien Wen-pin (簡文彬).

The arts center has planned a series of programs for its second anniversary later this year.

Other notable performances organized by the center for the second half of the year include Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's new piece "Sounding Light" on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 and an organ recital by French musician Thierry Escaich, who will play the largest pipe organ in Taiwan on Oct. 11, according to its website.

(By Kay Liu)

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Inside Weiwuying
Inside Weiwuying's Concert Hall. File photo courtesy of Weiwuying
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