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ORF, Scala Ballet Company, and Phantom of the Opera are coming to Shanghai
2024-02-27 12:00:00

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A tale of love, betrayal and redemption set amid joyous peasant celebrations and the pallid host of Wilis, as fascinating as they are ruthless: Giselle, the romantic ballet continues to attract audiences with its contrast between a sunny world and a dark and terrible kingdom inhabited by spirits. Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company will bring the unforgettable choreography of Coralli-Perrot to the stage in Shanghai, in the revival by Yvette Chauviré. Four shows only from March 21 to 24.

The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the world's premier orchestras. On April 9 in Shanghai, the orchestra will present a series of music pieces from famous movies such as Schindler's List, Star Wars, and Harry Potter. Known for its exceptional and bold programming, the Vienna RSO is joined by the renowned conductor, pianist, and organist Wayne Marshall, who is hailed as the "voice" of Gershwin's music.

"Vincent and Me" is a new media choral concert jointly curated by the Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Italian audio-visual studio fuse*. Through the paintings of two iconic artists, Vincent van Gogh and Gustav Klimt, as well as the masterpieces of contemporary composers such as Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Mahler, and others, it applies painting algorithms and biometric data to connect the visual and sound, and the emotions of the artists and the audience, creating a full-sensory audio-visual experience that immerses the audience back to Europe in the late 19th century. The performance is centered around 13 works by composers of the same era as Van Gogh and Klimt: the works of Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Satie, Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg, and others, creating a dialogue with the works of the two great artists and their historical backgrounds. In this performance, the audience is both a listener and a participant: the paintings become audible, and the music becomes visible. The show will be performed live by the Netherlands Chamber Choir, led by Peter Dijkstra, who has won the German Echo Klassik twice, the French Golden Diapason, and was nominated for Grammy Award. He will lead the choir, which has a history of more than 80 years and has recorded more than 75 albums.

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Impulse Dance presents this contemporary dance theater consisting of 8 dancers on stage. By using physical expression, the show captures different whispers happening in nature and the city. Impulse Dance Company was newly established in 2020. The director is Wang Hao, a former dancer of the West Ballet Company, resident choreographer of the Shanghai Ballet, and a famous modern and contemporary Chinese ballet choreographer.

Get ready, Shanghai! The Asian premiere of the Broadway sensation "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" by Dave Malloy is finally here. Opening at New Bund 31 Theater on January 13, 2024, this show is a must-see. Hailed by The New York Times as the best new musical since "Hamilton," it's a theatrical masterpiece. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design and a nominee in 12 categories, this production offers a daringly modern twist on Tolstoy's "War and Peace." Its eclectic score blends indie rock, pop, folk, electronic dance, and classic Broadway. Experience this boundary-pushing spectacle in English, complete with Chinese subtitles, for a truly unforgettable theatrical journey.

"Also sprach Zarathustra" is the first concert of the 2024 music season of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, which will be performed at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center Concert Hall on March 1. This concert is planned by the art director Zhang Yi. The entire concert will open with the overture of Pfitzner's theatrical soundtrack "The Little Kekin of Helblingen", which is first-time performed in China. The second work will be performed by the outstanding world-class cello soloist Qin Liwei , collaborating with the orchestra to perform Bloch's Hebrew Rhapsody 'Solomon'. This year also marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of the German composer Richard Strauss. The orchestra will perform the classic symphonic work "Also sprach Zarathustra", which was created by Richard Strauss based on the masterpiece by Nietzsche.

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Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti is undoubtedly one of the most successful stars in jazz crossover pop in recent years. His records have topped the Billboard’s Jazz Album Chart four times. He has collaborated with many top artists in the music industry, including Sting, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan, Yo-Yo Ma, etc. This year, he just released his new album in 10 years, and this time he will return to jazz and perform at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center on March 10, 2024, with an all-star orchestra, presenting classic and new songs.

Ballet was born in France in the century of Louis XIV and began to develop in Bordeaux in the eighteenth century, progressively acquiring a prestigious and creative dimension. In the 1990s, the Ballet de l'Opéra de Bordeaux opened up its classical heritage to the modern era, working with many different choreographers. It now has nearly 40 dancers. In addition to the classic repertory, the company performs the ballets it has inherited from Les Ballet Russesbut also the work of neo-classical and contemporary choreographers. From May 10 to 12 at the Oriental Arts Center, they will bring romantic ballet La Sylphide and the most cheerful ActⅢ of Don Quchotte to the audience.

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The most popular and enduring musical of the 20th century, the Phantom of the Opera, comes to China, performed in English by a Western cast. The musical was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote a string of hits including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats and Starlight Express. Phantom is based on a Gaston Leroux novel of 1911 about a beautiful soprano who becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius. It has been playing in London ever since it first opened in 1986, and on Broadway since 1988, and has been seen by millions of people in 145 countries. The original version is on a China tour and set to perform in Shanghai from August 27 until October 13. Ticketing coming soon in March.

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teamLab Borderless Shanghai is the result of the feverish imaginations of Japanese art collective teamLab, an interdisciplinary group of artists, designers, mathematicians, engineers, and programmers self-labelled as "ultra-technologists." A mind-blowing, futuristic take on art, not a fad, but a big, big thing. The 6,600 sqm facility houses about 50 digital and mind-bending artworks, some brand new and never seen before. Wander among crystal columns, digital waterfalls, a forest of resonating lamps, a tunnel of lasers, and a tea house where your drink unfolds and evolves with light and illusion as you pick it up. Children under the height of 1 meter get in free.