On August 6th, “2017 NCPA International Opera Film Exhibition” kicked off in Beijing. Until October 31st, five internationally well-known theatres will join in the exhibition with 14 opera films to be shown in 10 cities of China.
On the opening ceremony, NCPA opera film L’Elisir d’Amore was released. Produced by NCPA in 2015, this film features famous vocalists Serena Gamberoni and Francesco Meli. In addition to L’Elisir d’Amore, other three NCPA opera films will be shown, including The Long March, Carmen and Rigoletto. The western works to appear at the film exhibition include four Metropolitan Opera House productions Cosi fan tutte, La Fille Du Régiment, The Merry Widow and The Magic Flute; three British Royal Opera House productions Faust, La bohème and Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci; two Mariinsky Theatre productions Ruslan and Ludmilla and Iolanta, and Dresden Semperoper Opera House romantic opera Der Freischütz. Tchaikovsky’s classic opera work Iolanta, which is rarely shown, is particularly worth seeing.
Post of the opening opera film L’Elisir d’Amore
In 2013, NCPA became China’s first institution that rendered the opera art in HD films. Until now, NCPA has produced 24 opera films. Eight of all opera films will be shown at NCPA and each of them also is to be released twice in 10 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Dalian, Hangzhou and Jinan. Meanwhile, a series of events, such as meet-and-greets, expert interviews, and pre-show talks, will be held.
At present, tickets have been put on sale, and audience can see a wonderful opera film at the price of 40-80 yuan. During the exhibition, NCPA will join hands with China National Center for Student Financial Aid and the Bank of China to show opera films at 40 colleges and universities in 11 cities, with Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xi’an included.