International troupes busy on Hangzhou stage
As several theaters in Hangzhou recently announced their plans for 2023, more international artists and troupes are expected to visit the city.
The Hangzhou Grand Theater
A poster of A Romantic Journey with Richard Strauss. [Photo/WeChat account: hz-grandtheatre]
The Hangzhou Grand Theater's new season will feature artists and dramas from all over the world.
And Quiet Flows the Don
The St. Petersburg Masterskaya Theatre's adaptation of "And Quiet Flows the Don" is an 8-hour-long Russian drama production based on the classic novel by Mikhail Sholokhov. It was once regarded as an epic masterpiece.
The French version of Les Misérables is a musical adaptation of the classic novel by Victor Hugo. This version of the show, which premiered in Paris in 1980, is considered by many to be the original and most authentic version of the musical and continues to captivate audiences with its powerful message of hope and redemption.
Hangzhou Theater has released its plans for the year and will celebrate its 45th anniversary with six types of activities: comedies, suspense, classic dramas, international dramas, children's carnivals and music lectures.
Some overseas artists have resumed their China tour plans.
Last November, Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica, known for his unique style that blends classical music with contemporary genres, visited Hangzhou with his magnum opuses Croatian Rhapsody and The Flight of the Bumblebee. He was so well received that the theater decided to add another concert next month.
Japanese-Brazilian singer Lisa Ono, often referred to as the "Chief Bossa Nova Queen" because of her long and influential career as a Bossa Nova singer, came to China almost every year before the pandemic. She will make an appearance at the Hangzhou Theatre this May.
A stage photo. [Photo/WeChat account: hz-grandtheatre]
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