The Bupyeong Art Center in Incheon (Sud Korea) will be staging the first Korean performance of the opera for children by Paolo Furlani, Il vestito nuovo dell'imperatore. The libretto is by Gianni Rodari and is based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale that tells the story of the vainglorious emperor. A group of charlatan weavers spread the rumour that they are in possession of a magical material, a cloth so light that it is invisible to the eyes of fools. In the palace the chamberlain and all the courtiers pretend to admire the beauty of the miraculous cloth. Indeed, the sovereign himself orders a new vest to be made out of it and proceeds to parade in it through the streets of the city before the eyes of his subjects… up until the point that a little boy reveals that in fact the emperor is not wearing anything at all. The opera will open on 21st May (3 additional performances on 22nd and 23rd May). The stage direction and the costumes are by Enrico Campanati, the scenery by Sung-Jun Kim; Maurizio Fipponi(on 21st and the afternoon of 22nd May) and Yeong Haw Matteo Lee(22nd evening and 23rd May) will conduct the Seoul International Orchestra.