I Sing Beijing is a groundbreaking program of the Mandarin Chinese Academy of Vocal Arts under the direction of acclaimed Metropolitan Opera singer Hao Jiang Tian. This is the first program to enable a group of Western professional singers to perform in Mandarin. Young vocal stars from the United States, China and around the world perform a combination of scenes and arias from Western repertoire coupled with a historical tour of major vocal works from contemporary China, fully reflecting the concept that art has no borders.
The premiere of I Sing Beijing in China’s National Center for the Performing Arts last August featured 20 young singers from eight countries performing classical Chinese operas such as “Yellow River Cantata”(Huánghé dàhéchàng),” “The White-Haired Girl” (Bái máo nǚ), and Western standards such as “West Side Story.” The performers’ impressive Chinese language skills and expert singing won a warm and enthusiastic reception from the audience.
This year, I Sing Beijing will make its U.S. debut at Lincoln Center in New York in mid-February, and come to Seattle for one performance, the evening of Feb. 26 at the University of Washington’s Lyceum Theater.
$15 suggested donation; students free.
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