NCPA Opera Commission Rickshaw Boy was staged a fourth time

NCPASeptember/08/2017
On September 7th, NCPA opera commission Rickshaw Boy was staged the fourth time. Under the baton of conductor ZHANG Guoyong, singers JIN Zhengjian, SUN Xiuwei, TIAN Haojiang, SONG Yuanming and SUN Li performed the opera with Beijing-flavour music to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of the original novel Rickshaw Boy.

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In this opera, JIN Zhengjian, a resident artist of NCPA, portrayed a rickshaw driver named “Xiangzi” in Beijing in the 1920s.

Photo by LING Feng

SUN Xiuwei, who partnered with JIN Zhengjian for the first time in this opera, portrayed the rental firm owner’s daughter “Huniu”.

Photo by LING Feng

SUN Xiuwei commented, “‘Huniu’ is by no means sophisticated. She dares to leave everything behind to pursue her true love. This is what makes her most attractive to me” .

Photo by LING Feng

Bass TIAN Haojiang, who played Huniu’s father “Liusiye”, appeared indifferent and bossy in his vigorous voice. “I grew up in Beijing, and know something about such figures. To render this character to life, I’m strict with myself in every detail,” said TIAN Haojiang.

Photo by LING Feng

The second half started with “a fair scene”, in which the NCPA Chorus portrayed the residents of the old Beijing city. Chinese musical instrument big sanxian was used, and in the lyrics appeared many homely snacks of the old Beijing, such as baked wheat cake, fried ring, fried chop rice cake and crispy sugar-coated haws.

Photo by LING Feng

Another “father and daughter” Erqiangzi and Xiaofuzi were played by baritone SUN Li and soprano SONG Yuanming. Beside Huniu, Xiaofuzi, a prostitute, is also a female character in the opera very important for Xiangzi.

Photo by LING Feng

The chorus “Beijing City”, which sounds quiet and solemn, comforts the characters like a requiem, while the magnificent symphony once more traces out the impression of the Beijing city.

Photo by LING Feng

The opera will last until September 10th, and singers including WANG Chong, ZHOU Xiaolin, GUAN Zhijing, LI Xintong and WANG Hexiang, will join the performance as well.

Photo by LING Feng

  • On September 7th, NCPA opera commission Rickshaw Boy was staged the fourth time. Under the baton of conductor ZHANG Guoyong, singers JIN Zhengjian, SUN Xiuwei, TIAN Haojiang, SONG Yuanming and SUN Li performed the opera with Beijing-flavour music to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of the original novel Rickshaw Boy.

    Photo Learn more

  • In this opera, JIN Zhengjian, a resident artist of NCPA, portrayed a rickshaw driver named “Xiangzi” in Beijing in the 1920s.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • SUN Xiuwei, who partnered with JIN Zhengjian for the first time in this opera, portrayed the rental firm owner’s daughter “Huniu”.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • SUN Xiuwei commented, “‘Huniu’ is by no means sophisticated. She dares to leave everything behind to pursue her true love. This is what makes her most attractive to me” .

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Bass TIAN Haojiang, who played Huniu’s father “Liusiye”, appeared indifferent and bossy in his vigorous voice. “I grew up in Beijing, and know something about such figures. To render this character to life, I’m strict with myself in every detail,” said TIAN Haojiang.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • The second half started with “a fair scene”, in which the NCPA Chorus portrayed the residents of the old Beijing city. Chinese musical instrument big sanxian was used, and in the lyrics appeared many homely snacks of the old Beijing, such as baked wheat cake, fried ring, fried chop rice cake and crispy sugar-coated haws.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Another “father and daughter” Erqiangzi and Xiaofuzi were played by baritone SUN Li and soprano SONG Yuanming. Beside Huniu, Xiaofuzi, a prostitute, is also a female character in the opera very important for Xiangzi.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • The chorus “Beijing City”, which sounds quiet and solemn, comforts the characters like a requiem, while the magnificent symphony once more traces out the impression of the Beijing city.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • The opera will last until September 10th, and singers including WANG Chong, ZHOU Xiaolin, GUAN Zhijing, LI Xintong and WANG Hexiang, will join the performance as well.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

On September 7th, NCPA opera commission Rickshaw Boy was staged the fourth time. Under the baton of conductor ZHANG Guoyong, singers JIN Zhengjian, SUN Xiuwei, TIAN Haojiang, SONG Yuanming and SUN Li performed the opera with Beijing-flavour music to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of the original novel Rickshaw Boy.

Photo

In this opera, JIN Zhengjian, a resident artist of NCPA, portrayed a rickshaw driver named “Xiangzi” in Beijing in the 1920s.

Photo by LING Feng

SUN Xiuwei, who partnered with JIN Zhengjian for the first time in this opera, portrayed the rental firm owner’s daughter “Huniu”.

Photo by LING Feng

SUN Xiuwei commented, “‘Huniu’ is by no means sophisticated. She dares to leave everything behind to pursue her true love. This is what makes her most attractive to me” .

Photo by LING Feng

Bass TIAN Haojiang, who played Huniu’s father “Liusiye”, appeared indifferent and bossy in his vigorous voice. “I grew up in Beijing, and know something about such figures. To render this character to life, I’m strict with myself in every detail,” said TIAN Haojiang.

Photo by LING Feng

The second half started with “a fair scene”, in which the NCPA Chorus portrayed the residents of the old Beijing city. Chinese musical instrument big sanxian was used, and in the lyrics appeared many homely snacks of the old Beijing, such as baked wheat cake, fried ring, fried chop rice cake and crispy sugar-coated haws.

Photo by LING Feng

Another “father and daughter” Erqiangzi and Xiaofuzi were played by baritone SUN Li and soprano SONG Yuanming. Beside Huniu, Xiaofuzi, a prostitute, is also a female character in the opera very important for Xiangzi.

Photo by LING Feng

The chorus “Beijing City”, which sounds quiet and solemn, comforts the characters like a requiem, while the magnificent symphony once more traces out the impression of the Beijing city.

Photo by LING Feng

The opera will last until September 10th, and singers including WANG Chong, ZHOU Xiaolin, GUAN Zhijing, LI Xintong and WANG Hexiang, will join the performance as well.

Photo by LING Feng

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