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China Daily | Updated: 2018-08-25 11:30

Mariah Carey: World Tour 2018

Date: Oct 24 - 8 pm

Venue: Shanghai Expo Culture Center

Mariah Carey, the one and only bestselling female artist of all time, is coming to China to perform her number ones and more for her Chinese fans. Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. She is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium", and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in song writing, to name a few - with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific song writing, and producing talent, she is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Her ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large.

Wagner Opera: Der fliegende Hollander

Date: Shanghai Grand Theater

Venue: Sept 13-15 - 7:15 pm

Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) was Richard Wagner's fourth full-length opera and his first considered masterpiece. And it's fitting that the opera that helped to cement the controversial composer's legacy deals with a familiar maritime tale - the legend of the Flying Dutchman. Wagner's version retells the haunting story of an undead ship captain doomed to an endless journey across the seas. His wandering will not cease until he can find and keep a faithful and true love - an accomplishment put even further out of reach, considering he can only come ashore once every seven years. Wagner was just 29 when he conducted the world premiere of Der Fliegende Hollander in Dresden. But as his compositional skills had continued to develop, he would revisit his earlier masterpiece several times for revisions.

Stomp

Date: Sept 26-Oct 5 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Beijing Polly Theater

Creators and co-directors Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have created a theatrical experience - playful, thrilling and charged with energy. Stomp has hammered out a universal theatrical language of rhythm, movement, comedy and dance, bringing everyday objects like Zippo lighters, plastic bags, bin lids - even the kitchen sink - to life along the way. This Broadway musical shows the globe that even the most ordinary objects can do extraordinary things when put in the right hands.

Peyman Yazdanian: Film Music Piano Recital in Shenzhen

Date: Sept 12 - 8 pm

Venue: Nanshan Culture Theatre

Peyman Yazdanian was born in 1969 in Teheran. He started learning to play the piano at the age of 6 and continued with his master Farman Behbud up to the advanced level. At the age of 12, he started taking harmony and composition lessons from Plus Khofri. He has taken part in a few master classes, including those by Austrian professor Gerhard Gretchleger from the conservatory of Vienna, professor Ernest Hozel from the conservatory of Graz, and professor Ginette Gaubert in Marseille. He has written several pieces for piano solo and few chamber music. Many of them have been performed in Iran, France, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Cyprus and China. As a film composer, he has collaborated in numbers of Iranian featured films with internationally well-known masters like Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and so on.

He Hui & Verona Quartet

Date: Oct 7 - 7:30 pm

Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts

In 2003, Chinese soprano He Hui burst onto the international musical scene with her performance of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at L'Opera de Bordeaux. She has gone on to become not only of one of the most famous interpreters of that role to be heard today, but also one of the most acclaimed interpreters of the titles roles in Aida and Tosca. Her wide repertoire also includes Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, Leonora in Il Trovatore, the title role in Manon Lescaut, Liu in Turandot, and many others. Since her breakout performance in 2003, she has sung in most of the world's leading theaters such as the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, as well as becoming a favorite at the Arena di Verona.

Sense And Sensibility

Date: Oct 19-21 - 7:30 pm

Venue: 9 Theatre Beijing

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility. Picnic in some of the most beautiful gardens and enjoy a night of magical theater under the stars. In the Winter of 1999 Chapterhouse Theatre Company took its first steps toward becoming one of a number of touring theater companies specializing in performing under the stars and at some of the most beautiful gardens the UK had to offer. The very first performance was at Herstmonceux Castle where the company performed Romeo and Juliet by the moat of the beautiful Tudor building.

Three-Body Problem in Shenzhen

Date: Oct 12-14 - 8 pm

Venue: Friendship Theater

During the "culture revolution" (1966-76), astronomer Ye Wenjie after going through all the hardships of life is recruited into "Red Coast Base", a top-secret military base. She uses the sun as a transmitter and sends a message to the Universe, making a breakthrough in the search for extraterrestrial civilization. Three stars move unpredictably, so for four light years Trisolaran civilization underwent total destruction and rebirth and now forced to flee from their parent star. Just at this time, they receive a message from the Earth. Ye Wenjie, who lost her hope for humankind, exposes the Earth coordinates to Trisolarans, thus absolutely changing the fate of mankind. Thirty-six years later, the Earth's basic scientific research faces abnormal interference. Nanomaterials researcher Wang Miao tries to find the answers by playing a mystical online game called "Three-body". While participating at player's meeting, he finds out that the Earth is awaiting the arrival of Trisolarans and they established a secret organization ETO (Earth-Trisolaris Organization), approaching the truth of Trisolaran world step by step.

Aoi Teshima: Letter for Tomorrow

Date: Aug 25-Sept 9 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Guangzhou Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

Aoi Teshima is a Japanese singer and voice actress. She is known for singing and acting in several Goro Miyazaki movies including Tales from Earthsea and From up on Poppy Hill. In March 2005, she acted in "Japan-Korea slow music's world" in South Korea and her performance was favorably received among the audience. She was featured singing for two songs of a Nintendo Wii game, Fragile Dreams and Farewell Ruins of the Moon. On Feb 10, 2016, she released the first single from her 10th album "Ren'dez-vous", "Asu e no Tegami". This song was used in a Japanese drama and charted at top on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart.

 

 

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