1st opera in Western History set in Korea

“Shim Chung”- the opera International Opera Theater will create this summer in Italy, will be the very 1st opera ever created in western history to be set in Korea. This opera will provide a unique opportunity to participate in musical history!!!
14 Operas have been set in Asia- NONE HAVE EVER BEEN SET in Korea.

AFTER 300 YEARS: The 1st KOREAN OPERA will be “Shim Chung”
Composed by AN ITALIAN, Conducted by AN ITALIAN, SUNG IN ITALIAN & Premiered in ITALY: in Comune di Città della Pieve

The Korean culture is a unique culture- Koreans started fighting for independence in 1919 & finally achieved it in 1945, after a long & arduous struggle. 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of The Korean Independence movement! International Opera Theater celebrates this momentous occasion with this wonderful opera, based on an ancient Korean story which shares the power of a daughter’s unconditional love for her blind father- a love so profound, that she is willing to sacrifice her life so that he might see..

Here is a LIST OF 14 OPERAS PREVIOUSLY SET IN ASIA:
1- 1719: “Teuzzone” (Vivaldi) Italian- Set in China
2- 1863: “Pearl Fishers” (Bizet) French- Set in Sri Lanka
3- 1883: “Lakme” (Delibes) French- Set in India
4- 1893: “Madame Chrysanthème” (Messager) French- Set in Japan
5- 1898; “Iris” (Mascagni) Italian- Set in Japan
6- 1904: “Madama Butterfly” (Puccini) Italian- Set in Japan
7- 1917: “Turandot” (Busoni) German- Set in China
8- 1924: “Turandot” (Puccini) Italian- Set in China
9- 1952: ” Twilight Crane-Yuzuru” (Ikuma Dan) English-Set in Japan
10-1963: “The Last Savage” (Menotti) English- Set in India
11-1987: “The Savage Land” (Cao Yu) English- Set in China
12- 2006: “A Flowing Tree” (John Adams) English- Set in India
13- 2006: “The First Emperor” (Tan Dun) English- Set in China
14- 2011: ” Matsukage ” (Toshio Hosokawa) German- Set in Japan

Now. Finally SHIM CHUNG- THE FIRST OPERA IN WESTERN HISTORY SET IN KOREA
15- 2019: “SHIM CHUNG” (Angelo Inglese) ITALIAN- SET IN KOREA. Premiere in Comune di Città della Pieve, ITALY.