(Central News Agency reporter Zhao Jingyu, Taipei, 10th) The Taichung National Opera House was born, and composer Massenet’s opera “Cinderella” will premiere in Taiwan. Music scholar Jiao Yuanpu said that this is the first time this opera has been performed in Taiwan. “It is like a crown, and each piece of music is like a carefully polished gem on the crown, worthy of careful appreciation.”
Jiao Yuanpu said at the sharing meeting today that “Cendrillon” by French composer Jules Massenet has not been performed in Taiwan and is rarely performed abroad because it is difficult. Director Luo Hang. Laurent Pelly said that “Cinderella” is an opera he often directs. “I hope it can make the audience dream. This opera is a fairy tale world full of dreams and fantasies.”
This version is co-produced by the Royal Opera House in the United Kingdom, the Royal Mint Theater in Belgium, the Opera de Lille in France, and the Grand Teatro de Riccio in Barcelona, Spain. Jiao Yuanpu said that this time there will be a fairyland and a luxurious royal ball. The scenes are gorgeous and the costumes are even more bold and eye-catching.
French composer Massenet’s four-act opera “Cinderella” premiered at the Opéra Comique in France in 1899. The music includes grand opera, lyric opera and other forms, showing the composer’s diverse creativity in vocal tones. Among the selected songs are the love duet “Fairy Godmother, I pray to you” and the coloratura soprano Fairy Godmother and the Six Fairies’ “May This Child Be Lovely and Charming”, etc., which are all common repertoire in the concert.
Vocalist Zhao Fanghao, who plays Cinderella’s father, said that “Cinderella” has the atmosphere of a comic opera and has romantic elements in it. If it were a Puccini opera, it would be difficult to imagine a lively and suddenly romantic plot, but Mas However, he can make use of the interactive relationship between each character and use music to cleverly integrate these elements.
Luo Junying, who also plays Cinderella’s father, said that Massenet’s musical score was very detailed, showing that the audience at that time had gradually become very similar to the demands of contemporary audiences. They not only wanted to listen to the songs, but were also demanding everything on the stage, not only the lines were precise. , a lot of details, a full sense of drama, and a very rich and full performance content that requires a lot of time to rehearse.
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Huang Lijin, who plays the fairy godmother, said that Massenet writes very well and is familiar with French rhymes. It may seem difficult to sing, but following the flow of the music and choosing the vowels in the words can actually help the singer. Vocal director Xu Jiaqi said that Massenet’s technique of writing operas is very concise. From the harmonious changes, he can fully stimulate the singer’s potential, and his opening and closing can be combined with the colors of the orchestra. The taste is very high.
Massenet’s opera “Cinderella” will be performed from December 14th to 17th at the Taichung National Opera House. It will be conducted by Lin Qinchao, a Taiwanese conductor living in Germany, and the NSO National Symphony Orchestra will perform together with domestic and foreign vocalists. (Editor: Xie Yazhu) 1121110