The co-production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg launches its China premiere

NCPAJune/01/2018
On May 31st, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg launched its China debut, preseting a co-production by the NCPA, Royal Opera House (Convent Garden) and Opera Australia.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

The colour is uniform on stage, and the stage looks solemn, whereas in the following scenes, the scenery shape and lighting colour do change constantly, hinting on the development of the story and characters’ inner world.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

The chaotic scene in the street (Act II) is designed as a nightmare dreamed up by Hans Sachs (Johan Reuter), receiving inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, according to stage director Kasper Holten.

Photo LING Feng

“It takes a long time to perform this opera, and there are very high requirements for performers’ ability. So, the opera is just performed every 15 to 20 years. The NCPA is the first to produce and stage this opera at home,” Music Director of the NCPA LÜ Jia expresses.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

As for character design, stage director Holten keeps all the characters life-like and colourful as they are in the original.

Photo LING Feng

Sometimes there appears a magnificent scene in which many characters and the chorus perform together, then followed by a small scene where two or three main characters perform in unison, then followed by a magnificent one.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

Wagner’s music was performed with arias and recitatives mixed together, while almost every phrase sounded fantastically lyrical.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

The opera began earlier than usual at five in the afternoon. A light meal was served during either intermission as it was done last year, when Tristan und Isolde was staged, to keep the audience energized so they could watch this “extra-long Wagnerian opera” with enthusiasm.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

  • On May 31st, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg launched its China debut, preseting a co-production by the NCPA, Royal Opera House (Convent Garden) and Opera Australia.

    Photo WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The colour is uniform on stage, and the stage looks solemn, whereas in the following scenes, the scenery shape and lighting colour do change constantly, hinting on the development of the story and characters’ inner world.

    Photo WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The chaotic scene in the street (Act II) is designed as a nightmare dreamed up by Hans Sachs (Johan Reuter), receiving inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, according to stage director Kasper Holten.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • “It takes a long time to perform this opera, and there are very high requirements for performers’ ability. So, the opera is just performed every 15 to 20 years. The NCPA is the first to produce and stage this opera at home,” Music Director of the NCPA LÜ Jia expresses.

    Photo WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • As for character design, stage director Holten keeps all the characters life-like and colourful as they are in the original.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • Sometimes there appears a magnificent scene in which many characters and the chorus perform together, then followed by a small scene where two or three main characters perform in unison, then followed by a magnificent one.

    Photo WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • Wagner’s music was performed with arias and recitatives mixed together, while almost every phrase sounded fantastically lyrical.

    Photo WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The opera began earlier than usual at five in the afternoon. A light meal was served during either intermission as it was done last year, when Tristan und Isolde was staged, to keep the audience energized so they could watch this “extra-long Wagnerian opera” with enthusiasm.

    Photo WANG XiaojingLearn more

On May 31st, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg launched its China debut, preseting a co-production by the NCPA, Royal Opera House (Convent Garden) and Opera Australia.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

The colour is uniform on stage, and the stage looks solemn, whereas in the following scenes, the scenery shape and lighting colour do change constantly, hinting on the development of the story and characters’ inner world.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

The chaotic scene in the street (Act II) is designed as a nightmare dreamed up by Hans Sachs (Johan Reuter), receiving inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, according to stage director Kasper Holten.

Photo LING Feng

“It takes a long time to perform this opera, and there are very high requirements for performers’ ability. So, the opera is just performed every 15 to 20 years. The NCPA is the first to produce and stage this opera at home,” Music Director of the NCPA LÜ Jia expresses.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

As for character design, stage director Holten keeps all the characters life-like and colourful as they are in the original.

Photo LING Feng

Sometimes there appears a magnificent scene in which many characters and the chorus perform together, then followed by a small scene where two or three main characters perform in unison, then followed by a magnificent one.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

Wagner’s music was performed with arias and recitatives mixed together, while almost every phrase sounded fantastically lyrical.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

The opera began earlier than usual at five in the afternoon. A light meal was served during either intermission as it was done last year, when Tristan und Isolde was staged, to keep the audience energized so they could watch this “extra-long Wagnerian opera” with enthusiasm.

Photo WANG Xiaojing

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