NCPA national opera commission Jinsha River is re-staged

NCPAAugust/02/2018
On the night of China's Army Day, the NCPA national opera commission Jinsha River, a programme supported by Beijing Culture and Arts Fund in 2017, was re-staged.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The national opera, which reveals the revolutionary spirit of the Red Army, was put on stage to cherish the memory of the revolutionary martyrs’ glorious deeds. The opera celebrates the 91st anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. JIN Ming by WANG Zenan (left), JIN Yongde by WANG Hexiang (middle) and JIN Xiu by Wang Hongyao (right)

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

On stage, “Red Army soldiers” showed their firm ideals and beliefs, strict discipline and profound friendship with civilians, taking the audience back to the memorable years of tortuous adventures and struggles. Droma by WANG Zhe (left), JIN Xiu by Wang Hongyao (middle) and JIN Yongde by WANG Hexiang (right)

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

With the curtain raised, there appeared the Jinsha River with white breakers leaping skywards, surrounded by dangerously steep peaks rising one after another that looked so daunting.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Composer LEI Lei widely uses folk music in the national opera and strengthens images of the Red Army soldiers, Tibetans and QIU Wanli, as well as his men with distinctive music elements including folk songs of Jiangxi, Kangba Tibetan melody and Kunqu Opera, filling the music with dramatic tension and emotional power.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

As the army was running out of food and water, hero's aria of JIN Ming was sung by tenor WANG Zenan (middle), showing the audience how astute and tenacious was as he strictly observed the Red Army’s discipline, took care of his comrades-in-arms and strove to look for a solution. JIN Ming’s anxiety is depicted vividly with some Peking Opera singing methods such as nonstop verbatim singing and adagio singing to a fast accompaniment.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The Tibetan chieftain’s daughter Droma, played by WANG Zhe, sang the theme aria Galsang Flower several times, revealing the emotional change in her, who had hatred for the Red Army at first, then doubted the Red Army, but later supported the Red Army. She likened Red Army soldiers to flowers, holding them in high esteem.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

On the night of August 2nd, this opera will be performed by another group of singers including WANG Kai, GONG Shuang, CHEN Guanfu, HUANG Yanming and ZHANG Zhuo. File: JIN Ming by WANG Kai (left) and Droma by GONG Shuang (right)

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The performance will end on August 4th. Also, the opera will be made into a 4K opera film. Droma by WANG Zhe (middle) and Little MIAO by LIANG Yufeng (right)

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

  • On the night of China's Army Day, the NCPA national opera commission Jinsha River, a programme supported by Beijing Culture and Arts Fund in 2017, was re-staged.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The national opera, which reveals the revolutionary spirit of the Red Army, was put on stage to cherish the memory of the revolutionary martyrs’ glorious deeds. The opera celebrates the 91st anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. JIN Ming by WANG Zenan (left), JIN Yongde by WANG Hexiang (middle) and JIN Xiu by Wang Hongyao (right)

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • On stage, “Red Army soldiers” showed their firm ideals and beliefs, strict discipline and profound friendship with civilians, taking the audience back to the memorable years of tortuous adventures and struggles. Droma by WANG Zhe (left), JIN Xiu by Wang Hongyao (middle) and JIN Yongde by WANG Hexiang (right)

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • With the curtain raised, there appeared the Jinsha River with white breakers leaping skywards, surrounded by dangerously steep peaks rising one after another that looked so daunting.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • Composer LEI Lei widely uses folk music in the national opera and strengthens images of the Red Army soldiers, Tibetans and QIU Wanli, as well as his men with distinctive music elements including folk songs of Jiangxi, Kangba Tibetan melody and Kunqu Opera, filling the music with dramatic tension and emotional power.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • As the army was running out of food and water, hero's aria of JIN Ming was sung by tenor WANG Zenan (middle), showing the audience how astute and tenacious was as he strictly observed the Red Army’s discipline, took care of his comrades-in-arms and strove to look for a solution. JIN Ming’s anxiety is depicted vividly with some Peking Opera singing methods such as nonstop verbatim singing and adagio singing to a fast accompaniment.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The Tibetan chieftain’s daughter Droma, played by WANG Zhe, sang the theme aria Galsang Flower several times, revealing the emotional change in her, who had hatred for the Red Army at first, then doubted the Red Army, but later supported the Red Army. She likened Red Army soldiers to flowers, holding them in high esteem.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • On the night of August 2nd, this opera will be performed by another group of singers including WANG Kai, GONG Shuang, CHEN Guanfu, HUANG Yanming and ZHANG Zhuo. File: JIN Ming by WANG Kai (left) and Droma by GONG Shuang (right)

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The performance will end on August 4th. Also, the opera will be made into a 4K opera film. Droma by WANG Zhe (middle) and Little MIAO by LIANG Yufeng (right)

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

On the night of China's Army Day, the NCPA national opera commission Jinsha River, a programme supported by Beijing Culture and Arts Fund in 2017, was re-staged.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The national opera, which reveals the revolutionary spirit of the Red Army, was put on stage to cherish the memory of the revolutionary martyrs’ glorious deeds. The opera celebrates the 91st anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. JIN Ming by WANG Zenan (left), JIN Yongde by WANG Hexiang (middle) and JIN Xiu by Wang Hongyao (right)

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

On stage, “Red Army soldiers” showed their firm ideals and beliefs, strict discipline and profound friendship with civilians, taking the audience back to the memorable years of tortuous adventures and struggles. Droma by WANG Zhe (left), JIN Xiu by Wang Hongyao (middle) and JIN Yongde by WANG Hexiang (right)

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

With the curtain raised, there appeared the Jinsha River with white breakers leaping skywards, surrounded by dangerously steep peaks rising one after another that looked so daunting.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Composer LEI Lei widely uses folk music in the national opera and strengthens images of the Red Army soldiers, Tibetans and QIU Wanli, as well as his men with distinctive music elements including folk songs of Jiangxi, Kangba Tibetan melody and Kunqu Opera, filling the music with dramatic tension and emotional power.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

As the army was running out of food and water, hero's aria of JIN Ming was sung by tenor WANG Zenan (middle), showing the audience how astute and tenacious was as he strictly observed the Red Army’s discipline, took care of his comrades-in-arms and strove to look for a solution. JIN Ming’s anxiety is depicted vividly with some Peking Opera singing methods such as nonstop verbatim singing and adagio singing to a fast accompaniment.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The Tibetan chieftain’s daughter Droma, played by WANG Zhe, sang the theme aria Galsang Flower several times, revealing the emotional change in her, who had hatred for the Red Army at first, then doubted the Red Army, but later supported the Red Army. She likened Red Army soldiers to flowers, holding them in high esteem.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

On the night of August 2nd, this opera will be performed by another group of singers including WANG Kai, GONG Shuang, CHEN Guanfu, HUANG Yanming and ZHANG Zhuo. File: JIN Ming by WANG Kai (left) and Droma by GONG Shuang (right)

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The performance will end on August 4th. Also, the opera will be made into a 4K opera film. Droma by WANG Zhe (middle) and Little MIAO by LIANG Yufeng (right)

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

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