NCPA Opera Festival 2017, themed “Integration & Echoes”, will stage seven operas and one opera concert. After Lucia di Lammermoor, the co-production of NCPA and Mariisky Theatre, the classic operas Un Ballo in Maschera and Der Rosenkavalier will also bring vocal artists at home and abroad together on NCPA's stage.
As for Chinese opera, NCPA opera commission FANG Zhimin and children’s opera commission Effendi will be staged. In addition, The Red Detachment of Women, created by China National Opera House, will be firstly performed as an opera rather than a dance programme. Moreover, Little Erhei's Marriage, originally created in the 1950s, will strike a pose on the stage in a totally new way through the elaborate re-creation of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theatre. Besides these operas, an opera concert presented by China National Opera House will also be staged during the NCPA Opera Festival.
During the Opera Festival, NCPA will hold international Opera Film Exhibition and other opera-related events.