music plays a magnificent New Year’s Eve

Heavy! The double epic of Chinese and Western

The double epic of Chinese and Western music played a magnificent New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Concert “Blan Poetry” x “Yellow River Cantata” specially planned by Guangzhou Grand Theater

Magnificent masterpiece x national epic, two double shocks in one night

“Blan Poetry” has become a classic in the history of chorus due to its epic grandeur, and it is also one of the choral works most frequently performed in the 20th century. In 1803, the manuscript of “Bran’s Poetry” was found in an ancient monastery in Germany. The mysterious poems, which had been drowned in dust for centuries, filled the world with wine songs, love poems and indulgent love songs. In 1935, the German composer Orff was attracted by Bran’s Poetry. He gave this bizarre poem new life with his rugged, vigorous and passionate music. He selected 24 poems from the manuscripts and named it “Spring The three themes of “”, “wine” and “love” compose the “Bran Poetry” that is passed down to later generations.

This work uses large chorus, small chorus, baritone, tenor, soprano solo, child, male, female chorus, and band performance. It also has two pianos and a set of large-scale percussion music. Rich, beautiful melody, and moving rhythm, it gives the audience a huge auditory shock with the clear and transparent musical language.

“The Yellow River Cantata” is composed by Guang Weiran and Xian Xinghai. With the background of the Yellow River, it shows the spirit of the Chinese people’s heroic struggle for national liberation during the Anti-Japanese War. The tragic historical picture of the Chinese nation’s resistance to foreign aggression during the War of Resistance Against Japan depicts the magnificent waves of the Yellow River’s children, who have been living, working diligently, defending their homeland, and fighting hard for thousands of years.

“The wind is roaring, the horse is roaring, the yellow river is roaring…” As the most impassioned and inspiring seventh movement in the “Yellow River Cantata”, “Defense of the Yellow River” presents the anti-Japanese military and civilians with short, dynamic tunes and sonorous rhythms. The majestic posture of courageous struggle sings the great and strong spirit of the Chinese nation. For more than 80 years, this majestic and passionate “Yellow River Cantata” has been widely disseminated at home and abroad. Its spirit has inspired generations of Chinese people and will continue to burst with indelible energy.

At the end of this winter, more than 170 people from the Shanghai Opera House will sing this “The Strongest Voice of the Times” on the stage of the Guangzhou Grand Theater! As a repertoire of the prestigious symphony chorus of the Shanghai Opera House, the “Yellow River Cantata” runs through the background of recitation and orchestra, including solo, duet, female chorus, mixed chorus, recitation and other forms of expression. Its grand structure and volume The spiritual core contained in it, as well as the solid singing skills and full spirit of the artists, make this classic work deeply loved by the public.

Romantic suites & opera classics, welcome the new year with singing and music

In addition, the first midnight concert will also present Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” suite excerpts, and Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” has been the inspiration “muse” of countless art creators since its inception for more than 400 years. It has been adapted into operas, symphonies, ballets, movies and TV works many times, and musicians have written countless immortal works for this.

In the second half of the night , the concert will also feature classic excerpts from the four operas of the opera master Verdi’s “Sicilian Evening Prayer”, “The Force of Fate”, “The Jester” and “La Traviata” to create an opera feast for fans of Yangcheng. “Tranquility, Tranquility” is not only one of the most beautiful arias in Italian opera, but also one of the most frequently sung by sopranos in the world today. “Women’s Change” is the most popular opera aria in history. This tenor aria from the opera “The Jester” has been well-known since its first performance, and it is still one of the classic opera arias popular all over the world.

“La Traviata” is one of the most popular works in the world’s major opera houses, and it has been performing continuously. The “Drinking Song” has become one of the most popular opera episodes due to its beautiful melody and brisk rhythm. It has become synonymous with celebration and joy. The band and singing and chanting complement each other, accompany the audience to usher in the new year in a joyous atmosphere!

Famous troupes gather to create an extraordinary symphony chorus night

Xu Zhong has extensive cooperation with many well-known symphony orchestras and opera houses all over the world. He served as the artistic director and chief conductor of the Bellini Opera House in Italy from 2012 to 2015. He has served as the music director and chief conductor of the Israel Haifa Symphony Orchestra from 2013 to 2019, becoming the first Chinese musician to serve as the director of the orchestra in the history of Israeli music. In 2010, he was awarded the Order of Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture, and was promoted to the Order of Officer of the Order of French Arts and Letters in 2018.

At the same time, the two concerts also specially invited the famous baritone singer and the director of the Fujian Provincial Song and Dance Theater Sun Li to join in, and perform on the same stage with the outstanding singers Xu Xiaoying, Yu Haolei, Xiong Yufei, Zheng Yao, Xu Xiaoming, and Zhang Lei. , Together present a symphony chorus feast.

The Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra is a well-known musical performance group in the country and one of the best symphony orchestras in China. He is not only good at accompaniment to opera and dance drama, but also often holds symphony concerts, performing music works of different periods and styles by many composers at home and abroad. The Shanghai Opera House Chorus is a leading professional chorus group in China and a long-established vocal performance group. Under the leadership of the conductor Xu Zhong, the Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will join forces to create a gorgeous and grand sound scene on New Year’s Eve with Chinese and Western music fans as music fans.

The Children’s Choir of Guangzhou Opera House, which participated in the symphony chorus “Blan Poetry”, has won awards in many international choral competitions since its establishment for eight years. ) Champion in the children’s voice category; Gold Award in the Children’s Voice category of the 10th World Chorus Competition (South Africa • Tshwane); First place in the Gold Medal of the 9th World Chorus Competition (Sochi, Russia) with accompaniment and first prize in the folk song category, winning many co-artists For sure.

Magnificent double ringing farewell to the old year, and festivities to welcome the new year! The lineup of “Blan Poetry” and “Yellow River Cantata” is relatively large, and the opportunity to enjoy live is very rare. Two consecutive performances in one night are unique. The two “epic” New Year concerts in one night specially planned by the Guangzhou Opera House are definitely It is a music event that Yangcheng fans can’t miss at the end of the year!

2022 Guangzhou Opera House New Year Concert

The magnificent masterpiece surging sound field symphony chorus “Blan Poetry”

—— Xu Zhong directed the Shanghai Opera House and more than two hundred people with a huge organization to present an immortal masterpiece

Time: December 31, 2021 (Friday) 19:30

Venue: Opera Hall, Guangzhou Grand Theater

Ticket price: 180 380 580 780 980 1280VIP

Duration: 116 minutes (including a 15-minute intermission)

*One ticket per person, children under 1.2 meters are not allowed to enter

Track:

Sergei Prokofiev: Excerpts from the Suite “Romeo and Juliet”

The second suite: the first movement of the Montague family and the Capulet family

The second suite: the second movement girl Juliet

Second Suite: Third Movement by Friar Lawrence

The first set: the fourth act minuet

The first set of music: the fifth movement masked ball

The second suite: Romeo and Juliet before parting in the fifth movement

The first set: The seventh movement The Death of Tibur

——Intermission——

Carl Orff: “Bran Poetry” (aka: Carmina Brana)

Baritone: Sun Li

Soprano: Xiong Yufei

Tenor: Zheng Yao

*The repertoire of the performance is subject to the scene

2022 Guangzhou Opera House New Year Concert

National Epic Music Monument Symphony Chorus “Yellow River Cantata”

—— Xu Zhong conducts Shanghai Opera House to pay tribute to classics and praise China, singing the strongest voice of the era

Time: December 31, 2021 (Friday) 22:30

Venue: Opera Hall, Guangzhou Grand Theater

Ticket price: 180 380 580 780 980 1280 1580VIP

Duration: 86 minutes (including a 10-minute intermission)

*One ticket per person, children under 1.2 meters are not allowed to enter

Track:

Vocal Suite “Yellow River Cantata”

Composer: Xian Xinghai Lyrics: Guang Weiran

Solo: Sun Li, Xu Xiaoying, Xu Xiaoming, Zhang Lei

Recitation: Chen Chaobin

——Intermission——

1. Overture to the opera “Sicilian Evening Prayer”

2. “Tranquility, Tranquility”, from the opera “The Force of Destiny”

Singing: Xiong Yufei

3. “Women’s Change”, from the opera “The Jester”

Singing: Yu Haolei

4. Overture of the opera “La Traviata”

5. “Oh! How pale” & “What a happy day”, from the opera “La Traviata”

Singing: Xiong Yufei Yu Haolei

6. “Away from Her” & “The Boiling Heart”, from the opera “La Traviata”

Singing: Yu Haolei

7. “Drinking Song”, from the opera “La Traviata”

Singing: Xiong Yufei Yu Haolei

*The repertoire of the performance is subject to the scene

Attachment: Introduction of conductor, orchestra, chorus

Command: Xu Zhong

Conductor pianist

Dean of Shanghai Opera House

Principal Conductor of Suzhou Symphony Orchestra

Dean of the School of Music, Soochow University

Verona Summer Music Festival/Chief Conductor of Opera House, Italy

Chairman of International Opera, Royal Wells School of Music and Drama, United Kingdom

External commentator of the Cardiff World Singer Competition, UK

Independent Non-Executive Director of NetEase Cloud Music

From 2012 to 2015, he served as the artistic director and chief conductor of the Bellini Opera House in Italy, becoming the first Asian musician to hold this position in a famous Italian theatre. From 2013 to 2019, he served as the music director and chief conductor of the Israel Haifa Symphony Orchestra, becoming the first Chinese musician to serve as the director of the orchestra in the history of Israeli music. In 2010, he was awarded the Order of Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2018, he was promoted to the rank of Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

It has extensive cooperation with many well-known symphony orchestras and opera houses all over the world. He has not only performed the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paris Philharmonic Orchestra, Milan Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Florence May Opera Symphony Orchestra, Royal Symphony Orchestra Seville of Spain, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra of Australia, and Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, etc., and also with La Scala Opera House, Venice La Fenice Opera House, Florence May Opera House, Verona Opera House, Barcelona Liceu Theater, Valencia The Queen Sofia Opera House, Paris Opera House, Royal Opera House, Leipzig Opera House in Germany, Metropolitan Opera House in New York, San Francisco Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Hungarian Grand Palace and other world-renowned theatres have maintained close cooperation for a long time.

Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra:

The Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra was established in 1956. It is a well-known musical performance group in China and one of the best symphony orchestras in China. He is not only good at accompaniment to opera and dance drama, but also often holds symphony concerts, performing music works of different periods and styles by many composers at home and abroad. Participated in the rehearsal of “Turandot”, “Othello”, “Falstaff”, “Girls in the Army”, “Aida”, “Bohemians”, “Attila”, “Carmen” and “The Wandering Dutchman” “Nabco”, “Smile Kingdom”, “Country Knight”, “Harlequin”, “Don Juan”, “Morning Bell”, “Heaven and Earth Shennong”, “Tian Han”, “Thunderstorm” and other Chinese and Western operas, “Messiah” and “Carmina Bu “Lana” and other oratorio, Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony”, “Yellow River Cantata” and other symphonic choral works, and the complete works of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto, “Symphony No. 3/4/6/7/8”, Tchaikovsky “Symphony No. 4/5/6”, Mozart’s “Symphony No. 41”, “Violin Concerto No. 3”, He Zhanhao and Chen Gang “The Butterfly Lovers” and other classic Chinese and Western symphony works, and are ballets “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake” “Mannon”, “Don Quixote”, original dance drama “Early Spring February” and “Legend of the Moon of Chang’e” served as accompaniment. Over the years, the orchestra has organized concerts with many world-renowned conductors and artists, such as Daniel Oren, Lorraine Maazel, John Nelson, Nim Jarvi, Kurt Masur Lands Welser-Most, Fabio Louis, Will Hamberg, Thomas Sandling, Marcus Stenz, Kirchesh Zoltan, Morris Pierce, Jane Larson Koenig, He Hui, Wang Jian, etc. The orchestra has repeatedly been invited to participate in domestic and international art festivals and cultural exchange activities. It has visited Finland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Macau and other countries and regions.

Chorus of Shanghai Opera House:

The Shanghai Opera House Chorus is a leading professional chorus group in China and a long-established vocal performance group. Years of artistic practice has enabled the choir to accumulate a rich repertoire and repertoire in various vocal performances such as opera, oratorio, symphonic chorus, a cappella, ensemble and solo. Cooperated with world-renowned artists in “Aida”, “La Traviata”, “Nabco”, “Turandot”, “The Wandering Dutchman”, “Falstaff”, “Girls in the Army”, “Madame Butterfly” and “Othello” “Tosca”, “Carmen”, “Bohemians”, “Attila”, “Manon Lesco” and other Western classic operas, “Ilia”, “Carmina Brana” and “Messiah” Oratorios such as Asia” and “The Fall of Faust” and symphonic choruses such as Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” Mahler and “The Eighth Symphony”. In addition to the rehearsal and inheritance of classic Chinese works such as the opera “Jiang Sister”, “The Wilderness” and the symphonic chorus “Yellow River Cantata” and “Long March Songs”, we are also committed to “Morning Bell”, “Tian Han”, “Heaven and Earth Shennong”, “Thunderstorm” and “Swallows” “Song”, “A Song of the Country”, “Early Spring February” and other Chinese original dramas, organized and planned the “Wagner Opera Excerpts Concert”, “The Charm of Opera-Foreign Opera Chorus Essence Concert”, and “The Voice of Volga” “Spring Greetings”, “Snowland Yearning” and other boutique chorus special concerts. He has visited more than 30 countries and regions successively, integrating the music traditions of the East and the West, and has made contributions to the spread of Chinese culture and the exchange of Chinese and Western music.