For instance, when the main character Octavian presents the ceremonial silver flower to Sophie, the use of a completely white background and
A scene from Der Rosenkavalier starring Liang Ning (Top) and Annemarie Krener Photo: Courtesy of NCPA
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, audiences in Beijing have the opportunity to put this saying to the test by attending a self-produced version of Richard Strauss' classic opera Der Rosenkavalier performed by three actresses at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA).
Featuring well-known musicians from both home and abroad, the opera will be performed by two groups of actresses on different nights. To better preserve the opera's original European flavor the first group consists of actresses from Germany, Austria and other Western countries, while for the second group the two leads are played by Chinese singers Liang Ning and Huang Ying.
This is not the first time that Liang and Huang have performed the opera, having previously played these roles overseas.
"I am so happy to present this role again back in China at the NCPA. In a very short time, only several years www.freiw.com
, NCPA has produced dozens of revivals and has gained a lot of experience at producing such high-end operas. I am very proud," Huang told the Global Times.
Previously cooperating with Placido Domingo on Verdi's Nabucco in 2013, this is the second time that Gilbert Deflo has directed an NCPA revival of a classic opera. Different from the tragic style of the last opera, this time Deflo is looking to present a traditional German comedic opera featuring beautiful music.
A musical pioneer
Unlike the some widely performed operas such as Bizet's Carmen or Puccini's Turandot that are more or less familiar to the Chinese public, Der Rosenkavalier is well-known as a difficult performance due to the high skill required, high cost and number of important characters. Richard Strauss wrote this opera after his famed works Salome and Electra scarpe salomon speedcross 3 italia
, which launched his reputation as a brave and wild modern composer. However, Der Rosenkavalier marks a return to tradition.
The Vienna Waltz style music that appears throughout the work captures the popular music phenomenon that was going on at the time. Additionally, elements from Mozart, Rossini and other classic masters can be found in this opera, which requires singers who have a broad range of comprehensive skills.
The story is also quite amusing, if a tad bit complicated.
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, the Marschallin, Princess Marie Thérèse von Werdenberg, has a secret affair with the young Count Octavian. The morning after they spend a wonderful night, her cousin Baron Ochs breaks into her room forcing Octavian to disguise himself as a maid, who, humorously enough scarpe salomon speedcross 3 outlet
, Ochs finds very attractive. Ochs asks Marschallin to help him find someone who can act as his "rose knight" and bring a ceremonial silver rose to his young fiancée Sophie.
Octavian is selected to take on this duty, but upon presenting the rose to Sophie falls in love with her at first sight. Sophie also falls for Octavian and refuses to marry Ochs despite her family's wishes. So that he can be with Sophie, Octavian ends up dressing as a girl again to seduce Ochs and ruin his engagement.
The opera is the first German language opera produced by the NCPA. According to Deflo, since the play features characters of different nationalities and backgrounds in Vienna during the 18th century, as well as a character that must pretend to be a woman at certain points, what characters say and how they say it plays just as much an important role as the music. As such maintaining the original language of the opera is of the utmost importance. This of course makes the play difficult for its players as the Chinese actresses scarpe salomon speedcross 3
, who are used to singing in Italian, must not only be able to sing in German, but must also portray certain regional accents.
Another eye-catching part of the new opera are the stage sets as the opera also makes good use of props to help accentuate certain moments.
For instance, when the main character Octavian presents the ceremonial silver flower to Sophie, the use of a completely white background and white clothing makes this silver flower - a beautiful silver moment - stand out from everything else.
"Fresh meat" might be the best way to describe the character Octavian. This young count is smart, naughty Uomo Salomon XT 3D Wings Ultra Trail Nere Gialle Italia
, passionate and straight forward, never concealing his real emotions to the women he has feelings for. On the other hand, Baron Ochs is designed as a typical buffo, or comedic, role: He is rude, arrogant and amorous Uomo Salomon XT Hornet Trail Nere Blu Vendita
, easily harmed in a fight and is constantly mocked by others due to his bald head.
In line with Richard Strauss' preferences, the main male character Octavian is usually performed by a mezzo-soprano - a female singer. This is not the first time that Strauss designed a breeches role - an actress playing a man - in his opera. Salome has a contralto playing a male role while Ariadne auf Naxos uses a mezzo-soprano to do the same. But the most difficult and unique part of this role is that the female singer must not only play a young man, but also play this male role as a character that must sometimes disguise himself as a girl.
Liang Ning, who plays Octavian for the Chinese group of performers, has played this role since 1992, when she first performed it in Hamburg opposite famous opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa.
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, she has presented eight or nine versions of this role. While some of her partners have switched their roles from the young lively girl Sophie to the mature sexy Marshcallin, she is still thought as one of the best choices to play the young count.
Liang told the Global Times that she feels the role of Octavian is a great challenge for mezzo-sopranos.
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