The 16th Grand Theater Art Festival to Open in September

The 16th Grand Theater Art Festival to Open in SeptemberTheater Art Now on its 16th year, the Grand Theater Art Festival will be presenting 10 programs ranging from vocals, drama, dance to traditional Chinese operas. The art festival will last for three months and will start on September 7.

This year the Shenzhen Grand Theater hopes to appeal younger audiences to watch traditional Chinese opera by filling the festival with more drama shows and younger stars. And to start the season off a vocal concert headed by tenor Zhang Jianyi, bass Shen Yang and baritone Liao Changyong.

Zhang is a regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses, including the Vienna State Opera and Metropolitan Opera. A graduate of the Julliard Opera Center and Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Zhang is also represented by Universal. While both Liao and Shen are China’s leading male singers who are familiar with the local audiences. The last time the three performed together was in Shenzhen in 2010.

Aside from the performance of the three male vocals, the festival will also have a program featuring pianist Liu Shikun and Violinist Sheng Zhongguo along with other performances with young stars of the Shanghai Opera House.

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