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China National Centre for the Performing Arts Announces New Season

The China National Centre for the Performing Arts has unveiled an exciting lineup for its much-anticipated 2023-2024 season, promising a diverse range of captivating operatic performances.

Kicking off the season will be a mesmerizing rendition of Puccini's timeless classic, "Tosca," brought to life under the brilliant direction of Alessandra Panzavolta. The stellar cast features Ambrogio Maestri and Monica Zanettin, who are sure to mesmerize the audience with their exceptional talent and artistry. Don't miss this stunning production from June 13 to 18, 2023.

In August, opera lovers will be treated to the enchanting masterpiece "La Traviata" by Verdi. The production will shine with the splendid performances of Ekaterina Bakanova and Shi Yijie. Prepare to be immersed in the world of passion and drama as this captivating opera takes the stage from August 3 to 8, 2023.

Davide Livermore's direction of Delibes' "Lakmé" promises to be a visual and auditory delight. Starring Asmick Torosyan, Serena Malfi, Marco Ciaponi, and Pierre Doyen, this production is set to mesmerize audiences with its breathtaking performances and masterful conducting by Jean Luc Tingaud. Mark your calendars for September 12 to 16, 2023, to witness this extraordinary spectacle.

"The Merry Widow" by Lehars will grace the stage in October, captivating audiences with its delightful story and enchanting melodies. Directed by Hugo de Ana and starring Tania Kuhn, Thomas Weinhappel, Cinzia Zanovello, and Maximilian Mayer, this production promises to be a true musical treat. Experience the charm and wit of "The Merry Widow" from October 18 to 22, 2023, under the baton of Thomas Rösner.

November brings an exceptional performance of Verdi's monumental work, "Aida," conducted by the legendary Zubin Mehta. With an outstanding cast including Jorge de Leon, Dalibor Jenis, Susanna Branchini, Anastasia Boldyreva, and Adriano Gramigni, this production will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all who witness it. Don't miss this grand opera from November 1 to 5, 2023.

Shakespeare's timeless love story comes to life in Gound's "Roméo et Juliette," directed by Stefano Poda. Ani Yarentz, Ivan Macrì, Alessandro Luongo, Paola Gardina, and Luca Grassi will showcase their exceptional talent and emotional depth in this heartfelt production. Experience the power of love and tragedy in December 2023.

In the new year, the enchanting melodies of Bizet's "Les pêcheurs de perles" will grace the stage in a production by Wim Wenders. With a stellar cast featuring Aida Garifulina, Nico Darmanin, Alexandre Duhamel, and Marko Mimica, this production will transport audiences to a world of romance and intrigue from January 24 to 28, 2024.

April brings the epic tale of "Der Fliegende Holländer" by Wagner, conducted by Marcus Bosh. Vitalij Kowaljov, Dimitri Ulianov, Diana Lamar, and Tuomas Katajala will take center stage in this enthralling production that explores themes of redemption and eternal love. Don't miss this captivating opera from April 10 to 14, 2024.

Verdi's spellbinding opera "Un Ballo in maschera" will grace the stage in a mesmerizing production by Hugo de Ana, featuring a stellar cast that includes Gianluca Terranova, Anna Maria Chiuri, Giovanni Meoni, and Clarissa Costanzo. Prepare to be swept away by the passionate performances and masterful storytelling from May 1 to 5, 2024.

Continuing the season's magnificent offerings, Puccini's acclaimed work "La Fanciulla del West" will be brought to life under the skillful direction of Thaddeus Strassberger. With Daniel Oren leading the orchestra, the production boasts a remarkable cast including Jennifer Rawley, Marco Berti, Claudio Sgura, and Domenico Balzani. Don't miss this extraordinary journey into the Wild West, filled with romance, drama, and unforgettable melodies, from July 23 to 27, 2024.

Prepare for an epic experience as Wagner's monumental masterpiece, The Ring Cycle, takes the stage with an exceptional ensemble cast. Egil Silins, Bettina Ranch, Sebastian Holecek, Dietmar Kerschbaum, Tanja Kuhn, Niu Sha Sha, Peter Kalman, Thomas Ebenstein, Bjarni Thor Kristensen, and Runi Brattanerg will bring the timeless saga to life. This monumental performance, spanning four nights from August 28 to September 1, 2024, promises to transport audiences into a world of mythical tales and powerful music.

Mark your calendars for these extraordinary performances at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts, where world-class talent, visionary directors, and renowned conductors will come together to create unforgettable operatic experiences. Immerse yourself in the beauty and grandeur of these timeless masterpieces as the 2023-2024 season showcases the pinnacle of opera artistry.


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