NCPA Production is at the heart of the NCPA artistic creation, and an important embodiment of the NCPA’s core competitiveness. Since 2008, the NCPA has made rapid progress in its repertoire production, producing a great number of high-quality operas popular with audiences, showing its vitality and unique characteristics as an art production institution, as well as promoting the development of Chinese opera art.
The programme of NCPA Resident Singers was launched on October 21st, 2011. Adhering to the NCPA principle of "for the people, for art, for the world", and committed to developing Chinese opera art, NCPA resident singers have played in many operas, winning high acclaim from conductors and directors at home and abroad. So far, NCPA resident singers have put on about 60 operas in collaboration with many well-known Chinese and foreign artists including maestros Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniel Oren, ZHANG Guoyong, YU Long, LI Xincao, ZHANG Yi and ZHANG Xian, renowned directors Francesca Zambello, Giancarlo Del Monaco, Elijah Moshinsky, Yannis Kokkos, Hugo De Ana, Gilbert Devereux, Stefano Poda, CHEN Xinyi, CAO Qijing, ZHANG Jigang, LIAO Xianghong, WANG Xiaoying, LI Liuyi, TIAN Qinxin and YI Liming. Their repertoire include The Long March, FANG Zhimin, Visitors on the Snow Mountain, Rickshaw Boy, The Ballad of Canal, The Dawns Here Are Quiet, Jinsha River, LAN Huahua, Aida, Le Nozze di Figaro, Simon Boccanegra, La Traviata, Tosca, Carmen, Il Trovatore, Lucia di Lammermoor, Roméo et Juliette, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Don Giovanni, Effendi and Snow White.
In addition to their busy schedule for opera performances, NCPA resident singers have also taken an active part in other events, such as concerts, art education activities and “One Hundred Outreach Performances”, making a contribution to the cultivation of Chinese opera audiences and the popularization of elegant art.