NCPA Opera Roméo et Juliette stages in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Sino-French diplomatic relations

NCPAJanuary/26/2024
On the night of January 25th, Gounod’s opera Roméo et Juliette was staged at the NCPA Opera House. Under the baton of XU Zhong, the NCPA Resident Singers, China NCPA Chorus and Orchestra offered a stunning French opera feast to the audience with top international artists.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

2024 is the China-France Year of Culture and Tourism, which also marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. This full-length opera was put on as the first of 2024 to unveil the celebrations for the anniversary. It was also the first large-scale event to be carried out in Beijing in the France-China Year of Culture and Tourism.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

The time and place that the story takes place are intentionally fuzzed up by the director Stefano Poda, who has created classic scenes from a modern perspective. As the curtain raised slowly, a concise and pure-white stage came into the view, with huge curved lines filling the whole space.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

Soon after appearing on the scene, Roméo and Juliette climbed the winding spiral stairs located in the middle of the stage.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

Such installation art symbolised the relationship between the two families, Capulet and Montague, which are hostile to each other, but dependent on each other.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

The director designed two sets of costumes, red and black, for the two families.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

Influential singers from many countries, including Ani Yorentz, Thomas Bettinger, MEI Jie, Nicolas Testè, Alexandre Duhamel, and Paola Gardina, featured in the performance.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

Under the baton of Chinese conductor XU Zhong, China NCPA Orchestra and gave a professional accompaniment with ease. Meanwhile, the Beijing Dance Drama & Opera gave a wonderful dance performance.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

The performance will continue till the 28th. Chinese singers Meigui Zhang (as Juliette) and WANG Chuan (as Roméo) will join hands with outstanding opera singers, including MEI Jie, ZHANG Wenwei, ZHANG Yang, ZHANG Yajie, HU Yue, YUAN Lu, WANG Jing, YAN Sinan, WANG Meng, ZHAO Denghui, LIANG Yufeng, and ZHANG Yue, to offer one more gluttonous feast to the audience.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

  • On the night of January 25th, Gounod’s opera Roméo et Juliette was staged at the NCPA Opera House. Under the baton of XU Zhong, the NCPA Resident Singers, China NCPA Chorus and Orchestra offered a stunning French opera feast to the audience with top international artists.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

  • 2024 is the China-France Year of Culture and Tourism, which also marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. This full-length opera was put on as the first of 2024 to unveil the celebrations for the anniversary. It was also the first large-scale event to be carried out in Beijing in the France-China Year of Culture and Tourism.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

  • The time and place that the story takes place are intentionally fuzzed up by the director Stefano Poda, who has created classic scenes from a modern perspective. As the curtain raised slowly, a concise and pure-white stage came into the view, with huge curved lines filling the whole space.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

  • Soon after appearing on the scene, Roméo and Juliette climbed the winding spiral stairs located in the middle of the stage.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

  • Such installation art symbolised the relationship between the two families, Capulet and Montague, which are hostile to each other, but dependent on each other.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

  • The director designed two sets of costumes, red and black, for the two families.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

  • Influential singers from many countries, including Ani Yorentz, Thomas Bettinger, MEI Jie, Nicolas Testè, Alexandre Duhamel, and Paola Gardina, featured in the performance.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

  • Under the baton of Chinese conductor XU Zhong, China NCPA Orchestra and gave a professional accompaniment with ease. Meanwhile, the Beijing Dance Drama & Opera gave a wonderful dance performance.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

  • The performance will continue till the 28th. Chinese singers Meigui Zhang (as Juliette) and WANG Chuan (as Roméo) will join hands with outstanding opera singers, including MEI Jie, ZHANG Wenwei, ZHANG Yang, ZHANG Yajie, HU Yue, YUAN Lu, WANG Jing, YAN Sinan, WANG Meng, ZHAO Denghui, LIANG Yufeng, and ZHANG Yue, to offer one more gluttonous feast to the audience.

    Photo by GAO Shang & LING FengLearn more

On the night of January 25th, Gounod’s opera Roméo et Juliette was staged at the NCPA Opera House. Under the baton of XU Zhong, the NCPA Resident Singers, China NCPA Chorus and Orchestra offered a stunning French opera feast to the audience with top international artists.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

2024 is the China-France Year of Culture and Tourism, which also marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. This full-length opera was put on as the first of 2024 to unveil the celebrations for the anniversary. It was also the first large-scale event to be carried out in Beijing in the France-China Year of Culture and Tourism.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

The time and place that the story takes place are intentionally fuzzed up by the director Stefano Poda, who has created classic scenes from a modern perspective. As the curtain raised slowly, a concise and pure-white stage came into the view, with huge curved lines filling the whole space.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

Soon after appearing on the scene, Roméo and Juliette climbed the winding spiral stairs located in the middle of the stage.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

Such installation art symbolised the relationship between the two families, Capulet and Montague, which are hostile to each other, but dependent on each other.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

The director designed two sets of costumes, red and black, for the two families.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

Influential singers from many countries, including Ani Yorentz, Thomas Bettinger, MEI Jie, Nicolas Testè, Alexandre Duhamel, and Paola Gardina, featured in the performance.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

Under the baton of Chinese conductor XU Zhong, China NCPA Orchestra and gave a professional accompaniment with ease. Meanwhile, the Beijing Dance Drama & Opera gave a wonderful dance performance.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

The performance will continue till the 28th. Chinese singers Meigui Zhang (as Juliette) and WANG Chuan (as Roméo) will join hands with outstanding opera singers, including MEI Jie, ZHANG Wenwei, ZHANG Yang, ZHANG Yajie, HU Yue, YUAN Lu, WANG Jing, YAN Sinan, WANG Meng, ZHAO Denghui, LIANG Yufeng, and ZHANG Yue, to offer one more gluttonous feast to the audience.

Photo by GAO Shang & LING Feng

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