2017 NCPA “Solti Master Class in China” begins

NCPA August/28/2017
On August 28th, “Solti Master Class in China”, which is co-hosted by NCPA and Georg Solti Accademia, was opened under the sponsorship of The Rolex Institute.

“Solti Master Class in China” reopened at NCPA

On the morning, a press conference was held in the NCPA Press Conference Hall. Present at the conference were ZHAO Tiechun, Vice President of NCPA, Jonathan Papp, Artistic Director and Co-founder of Georg Solti Accademia, world-famous soprano Barbara Frittoli, BO Han, General Manager of Rolex (Beijing) Limited, and the students of the “Solti Master Class in China”.

Georg Solti Accademia, founded in 2004, is named after famous Hungarian conductor Knight Georg Solti. With the aim of promoting vocal development, the accademia features advantageous opera teaching resources and rich vocal teaching experience, and has a good cooperative relationship with many world-renowned theatres and conservatories of music.

NCPA Vice President ZHAO Tiechun was speaking at the press conference

In 2016, with support from Rolex, the Solti Master Class was first introduced into China and offered openly at NCPA, affording a valuable opportunity for young artists to exchange ideas and study in the international domain of art. The second “NCPA Solti Master Class in China” kicked off this year. An audition was held in March and ended up with 18 students standing out, and they then joined the second audition on 27th. From August 28th to 31st, the students will receive one-on-one, face-to-face tutoring to deepen their understanding of the opera art. Besides, masters will also give an open lecture at the NCPA Concert Hall on August 31st.

The “NCPA Solti China Master Class” has superior tutoring resources; the artistic director Jonathan Papp, vocal director Isabella Radcliffe, internationally famous soprano Barbara Frittoli will give lectures at NCPA on topics including drama, vocal style, vocalization approach, and Italian.

Famous soprano Barbara Frittoli and artistic director Jonathan Papp

The artistic director Jonathan Papp is a senior vocal director, who had cooperated with Kanawa for 17 years; the vocal director Isabella Radcliffe offers guidance at many international opera houses such as the Royal Opera House and Lille’s Opera; the famous soprano Barbara Frittoli is a regular guest performer on many international opera stages such as the Metropolitan Opera House, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House and Opéra National de Paris.

At the end of the “Solti China Master Class”, a well-performed student who wins a full scholarship from the Rolex Institute will go to Italy in July 2018 for three-week professional training.

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