The National Centre for the Performing Arts’ self-made opera “Turandot” re-enters the stage “All China Class” presents the essence

The National Centre for the Performing Arts’ self-made opera “Turandot” re-enters the stage “All China Class” presents the essence

2022-01-21 20:01:41Source: China News Network

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China News ServiceBeijing, January 21 (Reporter Gao Kai) The NCPA’s self-produced opera “Turandot” has re-entered the stage a few days ago. “Turandot” is the pioneering work of artistic production at the beginning of the establishment of the NCPA. Continued by composer Hao Weiya The composition, director Chen Xinyi, and stage designer Gao Guangjian worked together to create the music.

In this round of performances, conductor Yuan Ding joined hands with the NCPA opera performers, chorus, orchestra, as well as the NCPA Children’s Chorus Base-Beijing No. 171 Middle School Jinfan Choir to tell the story with full artistic appeal. An oriental legend. The starring lineup of “All China Team” brings together the backbone of the domestic singing industry, fully embodies the highest level of Western classics and Chinese productions, and demonstrates the profound skills of Chinese singers on the opera stage.

Different from the vicious Turandot in many western versions, in the NCPA version of Turandot, Turandot is given a more humanized expression. The soprano Sun Xiuwei has a profound singing skill and clear performances. The aria “From the Palace” conveys Turandot’s complex and multi-faceted characters. The aria “First Drop of Tears” after being forcibly kissed by Karaf, and the follow-up composition Hao Weiya gave Princess Turandot sympathetic and gentle music, and Sun Xiuwei interprets Turandot’s emotional changes very delicately.

In this round of performances, Sun Xiuwei digs deeper into the hearts of the characters, and vividly expresses Turandot’s arrogance and ruthlessness, the contradictions facing Karaf’s ardent pursuit, and the contrast of being ultimately influenced by love; the soprano singer Mo Hong has created a simple and kind-hearted The tragic character Liu Er, she sang “Master, listen to me” with strong lyricism, showing Liu Er’s contradictory mood to prevent the prince from risking his life. Before Liu Er’s death, the infatuated aria “Princess, your cold heart” is poignant and tragic. She sings her loyalty to love and her unswerving death, which moved the audience.

Tenor Han Peng, who shaped the brave and wise Karaf. Although “Turandot” is the first opera performed by Han Peng in his vocal career, “Nobody Sleeps Tonight” is the most frequently sung aria in his career. Han Peng’s stage performance is sophisticated and passionate, with bright timbre, soothing and energetic breath, and imposing treble, all of which made the audience boil.

The bass singer Guan Zhijing’s portrayal of the characters is intricate. Although he plays Timur, although he is at the end of the road, he has the spirit of a king in his bones. In addition, the three ministers Ping, Pang and Peng, played by Liu Songhu, Kou Jing and Jin Zhengjian, performed harmonious and humorous performances throughout, which not only subtly promoted the storyline, but also played a mediating role in the gloomy and heavy atmosphere in the play. It can be called Puccini’s flower pen.

In the opera “Turandot”, Puccini used the Chinese folk song “Jasmine” throughout the whole play. Through various deformation processing of this material, the multi-faceted character of the characters and the change of dramatic mood were highlighted from the side. The audience felt very cordial, and also experienced the charming charm of the collision and fusion of Chinese and Western cultures.

In this round of performances, another group of singers such as Shen Na, Mo Hualun, Zhou Xiaolin, Yan Sinan, Zhang Yang, Zhu He, and Chen Dashuai will also bring wonderful interpretations to the audience. The opera “Turandot” will continue until the 23rd. (Finish)

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