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I SING BEIJING
American Debut
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Lincoln Center, New York

New York City Opera Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Nadler

Artistic Director, Hao Jiang Tian




The American debut of I SING BEIJING garnered enormous excitement in the public and media.   The performance was held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall to a sold out crowd.  The audience response was electric and ended with a rare two standing ovation encore.

What follows are a few media ighlights:

I SING BEIJING, a program created by Beijing-born New Yorker, Hao Jiang Tian, trains roughly two dozen Western singers a year to perform Chinese contemporary opera in Mandarin for Beijing audiences.  On February 16, the group will make its U.S. debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
  Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2013

I SING BEIJING
hits a high note....There's no doubt that I Sing Beijing, a redolent blend of musicians, Western traditions and modern Chinese opera, is an important catalyst in the evolving relationship between the United States and China. China Daily, February 22, 2013

Nuturing a Star of Opera's Next Generation, New York Times, February 20, 2013

It’s a night belonging to the future of opera and I wanted to give the stage to these young fellows,” he told me with the tenderness of a father. “In 10 or 20 years they will change the world”—a world that is ready for singing difficult artistic songs in Mandarin. Tian definitely felt, as many of the program participants have articulated, China would be a great future market for the Western opera. China Happenings, February 2013

One more thing I enjoyed about this concert: the orchestra kept up the excitement by moving right from one selection to the next, and the enthusiasm of the audience was palpable and audible. Clapping would ring out at the audience’s discretion, and applause always began before the orchestra stopped playing. For me anyway, this was a welcome contrast to the stuffiness often encountered at the Met, where people seem to forget that opera is entertainment.  I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, February 19, 2013

Here are also links to a few videos:

WNET: NYC-Arts Music

CHINA DAILY USA















I SING BEIJING
U.S. Tour
February 18 - February 26, 2013

I SING BEIJING visited five cities in one week for its first U.S. Tour.  The cities included Binghamton, New York; Lexington, Kentucky; Atlanta, Georgia; Memphis, Tennessee and Seattle, Washington.  While in town for their performances, the group also visited some elementary schools, inspiring a new generation of artists.

   
  
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