September 21, 2020

Korean Opera Gala Concert With Kim Cha Kyung Opera

In the picture H.E. Mr. Yeondoo Jeong, Ambassador of Korea with Kim Cha Kyung Opera Gala Concert’s artists.

By Roy Lie Atjam.

On 27th February 2020, a superb spectacle took place at the Diligentia Theatre in  The Hague featuring the Kim Cha Kyung Opera Gala Concert. On the program, classy young singers and a world-class repertoire, consisting of classical song and dance, pieces as La donna e mobile, Nessun Dorma ( Luciano Pavarotti) Ave Maria, Lippen schweigen and so much more.

The audience could not resist getting on their feet to applaud the performers. Kim Cha Kyung Opera, is the first private Korean opera company.

Kim Cha Kyung Opera Gala Concert.

Established in 1968 and named after the soprano Kim Cha Kyung, who dedicated her life to promulgate opera. The concert was under the auspices of the Embassy of Korea in the Netherlands.

It is interesting to note that the  relationship between Korea and the Netherlands dates back to the 17th century. It started with the  Dutch sailors Jan Janszn Weltevree ( Pak Yon) and Hendrik Hamel who landed on the island Jeju . Korea and the Netherlands established Diplomatic relations in 1961.

Guests at the Korean Gala Concert – Diligentia Theatre.

In his address, H.E. Mr. Yeondoo Jeong, Ambassador of Korea,  made mention of the fact that the two countries envisage celebrating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2021

Hence, the  Kim Cha Kyung Opera Gala Concert is to be considered as a prelude to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2021.

Dr Ekaterina Trendafilova, President of the Specialist Chambers and the Ambassador of Yemen, H.E. Ms. Sarah Ghanem at the Korean Opera Gala Concert.

Ambassador Yeondoo Jeong concluded by stating: “I look forward to your continuous love and affection towards Korea, as well as your active participation and support to various events to be hosted by the embassy. I appreciate your attendance today, and wish you good luck, continued health and happiness.”

What a wonderful evening it has been, all left the  Diligentia Theatre in high spirits.

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