The NCPA unveils the fifth round of The Red Guards on Honghu Lake on National Day holiday

NCPAOctober/01/2018
On October 1st, 2018, the fifth round of the NCPA opera The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, a Chinese revolutionary opera classic, raised its curtain to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the PRC's founding.

Photo by LIANG Gang

With the background projection of the magnificent Honghu Lake, the elegant and fair-sounding melody and the heroic images, stage director ZHANG Jigang led the creative team to impress the audience with memorable stage manifestation.

Photo by LING Feng

First rehearsed in 1958, opera The Red Guards on Honghu Lake was premiered at the Hongshan Assembly Hall of Hubei Province in 1959 to celebrate the tenth National Day of China. After that it was staged in Beijing and became a “hit song” nationwide.

Photo by LING Feng

In 2012, the NCPA partnered up with Hubei Opera & Dance Theatre, the copyright owner of The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, in producing a new production, which has been performed for four rounds until now.

Photo by LING Feng

On the basis of respecting the original work, the new production showcases more rigorous opera structure, more clear-cut drama skeleton and orchestration with more modern elements, which have attracted more young audiences.

Photo by LING Feng

Under the baton of Chinese conductor ZHANG Guoyong, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra performed the melody which is familiar to Chinese audience.

Photo by LING Feng

Along with the melodious prelude, glistening ripples of Honghu Lake shone at the whole stage. The entire stage was like a huge ship. Four members of Red Guards put forth their strength to pull the cable, and the sail slowly rose up. This ship, recalling the victory of Chinese revolution, “set sail” again.

Photo by LING Feng

Soprano WANG Qingshuang vividly sang heroine HAN Ying with a sense of depth. Tenor WANG Kai played the tough role of unyielding LIU Chuang with powerful voice.

Photo by LING Feng

By highlighting major arias such as Defending the Soviet and Defending Our Hometown and Song of the Red Guards on Honghu Lake, China NCPA Chorus embodied a passionate atmosphere with steady and bolding singing.

Photo by LIANG Gang

The opera will continue until October 6th. WU Na, MA Yaqin, QIN Desong and other singers will make their appearances one after another.

Photo by LING Feng

  • On October 1st, 2018, the fifth round of the NCPA opera The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, a Chinese revolutionary opera classic, raised its curtain to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the PRC's founding.

    Photo by LIANG GangLearn more

  • With the background projection of the magnificent Honghu Lake, the elegant and fair-sounding melody and the heroic images, stage director ZHANG Jigang led the creative team to impress the audience with memorable stage manifestation.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • First rehearsed in 1958, opera The Red Guards on Honghu Lake was premiered at the Hongshan Assembly Hall of Hubei Province in 1959 to celebrate the tenth National Day of China. After that it was staged in Beijing and became a “hit song” nationwide.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • In 2012, the NCPA partnered up with Hubei Opera & Dance Theatre, the copyright owner of The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, in producing a new production, which has been performed for four rounds until now.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • On the basis of respecting the original work, the new production showcases more rigorous opera structure, more clear-cut drama skeleton and orchestration with more modern elements, which have attracted more young audiences.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Under the baton of Chinese conductor ZHANG Guoyong, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra performed the melody which is familiar to Chinese audience.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Along with the melodious prelude, glistening ripples of Honghu Lake shone at the whole stage. The entire stage was like a huge ship. Four members of Red Guards put forth their strength to pull the cable, and the sail slowly rose up. This ship, recalling the victory of Chinese revolution, “set sail” again.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Soprano WANG Qingshuang vividly sang heroine HAN Ying with a sense of depth. Tenor WANG Kai played the tough role of unyielding LIU Chuang with powerful voice.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • By highlighting major arias such as Defending the Soviet and Defending Our Hometown and Song of the Red Guards on Honghu Lake, China NCPA Chorus embodied a passionate atmosphere with steady and bolding singing.

    Photo by LIANG GangLearn more

  • The opera will continue until October 6th. WU Na, MA Yaqin, QIN Desong and other singers will make their appearances one after another.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

On October 1st, 2018, the fifth round of the NCPA opera The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, a Chinese revolutionary opera classic, raised its curtain to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the PRC's founding.

Photo by LIANG Gang

With the background projection of the magnificent Honghu Lake, the elegant and fair-sounding melody and the heroic images, stage director ZHANG Jigang led the creative team to impress the audience with memorable stage manifestation.

Photo by LING Feng

First rehearsed in 1958, opera The Red Guards on Honghu Lake was premiered at the Hongshan Assembly Hall of Hubei Province in 1959 to celebrate the tenth National Day of China. After that it was staged in Beijing and became a “hit song” nationwide.

Photo by LING Feng

In 2012, the NCPA partnered up with Hubei Opera & Dance Theatre, the copyright owner of The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, in producing a new production, which has been performed for four rounds until now.

Photo by LING Feng

On the basis of respecting the original work, the new production showcases more rigorous opera structure, more clear-cut drama skeleton and orchestration with more modern elements, which have attracted more young audiences.

Photo by LING Feng

Under the baton of Chinese conductor ZHANG Guoyong, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra performed the melody which is familiar to Chinese audience.

Photo by LING Feng

Along with the melodious prelude, glistening ripples of Honghu Lake shone at the whole stage. The entire stage was like a huge ship. Four members of Red Guards put forth their strength to pull the cable, and the sail slowly rose up. This ship, recalling the victory of Chinese revolution, “set sail” again.

Photo by LING Feng

Soprano WANG Qingshuang vividly sang heroine HAN Ying with a sense of depth. Tenor WANG Kai played the tough role of unyielding LIU Chuang with powerful voice.

Photo by LING Feng

By highlighting major arias such as Defending the Soviet and Defending Our Hometown and Song of the Red Guards on Honghu Lake, China NCPA Chorus embodied a passionate atmosphere with steady and bolding singing.

Photo by LIANG Gang

The opera will continue until October 6th. WU Na, MA Yaqin, QIN Desong and other singers will make their appearances one after another.

Photo by LING Feng

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