NCPA Opera Festival 2019 kicks off with Un Ballo in Maschera

NCPAApril/11/2019
The 116-day NCPA Opera Festival 2019 kicked off with the lively music of Un Ballo in Maschera on the evening of April 10th.

Photo GAO Shang

It was also the fourth time that this classic opera of Verdi, produced by the NCPA in 2012, had been put on stage.

Photo GAO Shang

Un Ballo in Maschera is adapted from a historical event, which took place in the 18th century that the King of Sweden Gustav III was attacked by assassins.

Photo GAO Shang

Composer Verdi and librettist Somma fabricated love affairs between Gustav III and his minister Renato’s wife Amelia based on the history, making the opera more dramatic and thought-provoking.

Photo LING Feng

When the audience walked into the theatre, they had their eyes first fall upon a projection screen designed after the manner of the opera house in the 18th century.

Photo LING Feng

Stage director, set designer and costume designer of this production Hugo De Ana set the stage with strong artistry in the opera, revealing Gustav III’s passion for the arts.

Photo LING Feng

As the story unfolded, grand masquerade scenes, including a splendid and magnificent palace, fantasy witch cave and gloomy but romantic wilderness, appeared one after another on stage.

Photo LING Feng

These reflected the historical features of Stockholm and impressed the audience with a strong visual impact.

Photo LING Feng

LÜ Jia, Artistic Director of Music of the NCPA, has profound insights on Italian operas. He raised his baton over the China NCPA Orchestra and Chorus in performing the music of joy and sorrow with virtuosity.

Photo LING Feng

Tunisian-French singer Amadi Lagha sang in a lustrous voice, showing Gustav III’s affectionateness and kind disposition. Svetla Vassileva (Amelia) and Sergey Murzaev (Renato) also performed brilliantly, revealing the characters’ inner most ambivalence and hatred.

Photo LING Feng

Meanwhile, Anna Maria Chiuri, who played Ulrica, and Damiana Mizzi, who played Oscar, vividly depicted the witch’s mysteriousness and Oscar’s inner joy.

Photo LING Feng

On the evening of the 11th, Un Ballo in Maschera will star renowned Chinese signers Warren Mok and SUN Xiuwei, as well as ZHANG Yang, NIU Shasha and ZHANG Wenqin.

Photo LING Feng

Following Un Ballo in Maschera, eight Chinese and foreign operas and two concerts given by NCPA Resident Singers will be put on stage at the NCPA Opera Festival 2019.

Photo LING Feng

On April 24th, the touring production of opera commission 170 Days in Nanking, a co-production of Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts and Jiangsu Performing Arts Group, will appear at the Opera Festival, to form up the part of the "Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of People's Republic of China” as the NCPA specially arranges.

Photo PENG Peng

The opera looks back on the historical pain and sings the praises of the present peace in a global language from international perspective. Produced by composer TANG Jianping, librettist ZHOU Ke, conductor XU Zhong and director ZHOU Mo, this heart-shaking war requiem will star A-list artists including XUE Haoyin, XU Xiaoying and Hao Jiang TIAN to eulogize peace and hope.

Photo PENG Peng

  • The 116-day NCPA Opera Festival 2019 kicked off with the lively music of Un Ballo in Maschera on the evening of April 10th.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • It was also the fourth time that this classic opera of Verdi, produced by the NCPA in 2012, had been put on stage.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • Un Ballo in Maschera is adapted from a historical event, which took place in the 18th century that the King of Sweden Gustav III was attacked by assassins.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • Composer Verdi and librettist Somma fabricated love affairs between Gustav III and his minister Renato’s wife Amelia based on the history, making the opera more dramatic and thought-provoking.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • When the audience walked into the theatre, they had their eyes first fall upon a projection screen designed after the manner of the opera house in the 18th century.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • Stage director, set designer and costume designer of this production Hugo De Ana set the stage with strong artistry in the opera, revealing Gustav III’s passion for the arts.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • As the story unfolded, grand masquerade scenes, including a splendid and magnificent palace, fantasy witch cave and gloomy but romantic wilderness, appeared one after another on stage.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • These reflected the historical features of Stockholm and impressed the audience with a strong visual impact.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • LÜ Jia, Artistic Director of Music of the NCPA, has profound insights on Italian operas. He raised his baton over the China NCPA Orchestra and Chorus in performing the music of joy and sorrow with virtuosity.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • Tunisian-French singer Amadi Lagha sang in a lustrous voice, showing Gustav III’s affectionateness and kind disposition. Svetla Vassileva (Amelia) and Sergey Murzaev (Renato) also performed brilliantly, revealing the characters’ inner most ambivalence and hatred.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • Meanwhile, Anna Maria Chiuri, who played Ulrica, and Damiana Mizzi, who played Oscar, vividly depicted the witch’s mysteriousness and Oscar’s inner joy.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • On the evening of the 11th, Un Ballo in Maschera will star renowned Chinese signers Warren Mok and SUN Xiuwei, as well as ZHANG Yang, NIU Shasha and ZHANG Wenqin.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • Following Un Ballo in Maschera, eight Chinese and foreign operas and two concerts given by NCPA Resident Singers will be put on stage at the NCPA Opera Festival 2019.

    Photo LING FengLearn more

  • On April 24th, the touring production of opera commission 170 Days in Nanking, a co-production of Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts and Jiangsu Performing Arts Group, will appear at the Opera Festival, to form up the part of the "Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of People's Republic of China” as the NCPA specially arranges.

    Photo PENG PengLearn more

  • The opera looks back on the historical pain and sings the praises of the present peace in a global language from international perspective. Produced by composer TANG Jianping, librettist ZHOU Ke, conductor XU Zhong and director ZHOU Mo, this heart-shaking war requiem will star A-list artists including XUE Haoyin, XU Xiaoying and Hao Jiang TIAN to eulogize peace and hope.

    Photo PENG PengLearn more

The 116-day NCPA Opera Festival 2019 kicked off with the lively music of Un Ballo in Maschera on the evening of April 10th.

Photo GAO Shang

It was also the fourth time that this classic opera of Verdi, produced by the NCPA in 2012, had been put on stage.

Photo GAO Shang

Un Ballo in Maschera is adapted from a historical event, which took place in the 18th century that the King of Sweden Gustav III was attacked by assassins.

Photo GAO Shang

Composer Verdi and librettist Somma fabricated love affairs between Gustav III and his minister Renato’s wife Amelia based on the history, making the opera more dramatic and thought-provoking.

Photo LING Feng

When the audience walked into the theatre, they had their eyes first fall upon a projection screen designed after the manner of the opera house in the 18th century.

Photo LING Feng

Stage director, set designer and costume designer of this production Hugo De Ana set the stage with strong artistry in the opera, revealing Gustav III’s passion for the arts.

Photo LING Feng

As the story unfolded, grand masquerade scenes, including a splendid and magnificent palace, fantasy witch cave and gloomy but romantic wilderness, appeared one after another on stage.

Photo LING Feng

These reflected the historical features of Stockholm and impressed the audience with a strong visual impact.

Photo LING Feng

LÜ Jia, Artistic Director of Music of the NCPA, has profound insights on Italian operas. He raised his baton over the China NCPA Orchestra and Chorus in performing the music of joy and sorrow with virtuosity.

Photo LING Feng

Tunisian-French singer Amadi Lagha sang in a lustrous voice, showing Gustav III’s affectionateness and kind disposition. Svetla Vassileva (Amelia) and Sergey Murzaev (Renato) also performed brilliantly, revealing the characters’ inner most ambivalence and hatred.

Photo LING Feng

Meanwhile, Anna Maria Chiuri, who played Ulrica, and Damiana Mizzi, who played Oscar, vividly depicted the witch’s mysteriousness and Oscar’s inner joy.

Photo LING Feng

On the evening of the 11th, Un Ballo in Maschera will star renowned Chinese signers Warren Mok and SUN Xiuwei, as well as ZHANG Yang, NIU Shasha and ZHANG Wenqin.

Photo LING Feng

Following Un Ballo in Maschera, eight Chinese and foreign operas and two concerts given by NCPA Resident Singers will be put on stage at the NCPA Opera Festival 2019.

Photo LING Feng

On April 24th, the touring production of opera commission 170 Days in Nanking, a co-production of Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts and Jiangsu Performing Arts Group, will appear at the Opera Festival, to form up the part of the "Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of People's Republic of China” as the NCPA specially arranges.

Photo PENG Peng

The opera looks back on the historical pain and sings the praises of the present peace in a global language from international perspective. Produced by composer TANG Jianping, librettist ZHOU Ke, conductor XU Zhong and director ZHOU Mo, this heart-shaking war requiem will star A-list artists including XUE Haoyin, XU Xiaoying and Hao Jiang TIAN to eulogize peace and hope.

Photo PENG Peng

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