- Ballet Stars to highlight Grand National Theater
World famous ballet artists, including French dancer-choreographer Roland Petit, will gather at China's National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA) in late January to highlight the International Ballet Week.
- Old operas and young hearts
Two master performers of Kunqu and Peking operas will sing their hearts out this weekend in special Lunar New Year's performances that highlight traditional theater for the young.
- Cats conquer Beijing Exhibition Theater
A horde of "cats" invaded the Beijing Exhibition Theater on Saturday, and conquered the audience with a spellbinding two-hour show.
- Amber set for rerun
Theatrical director Meng Jinghui is bringing his well-received play "Amber" to the new National Grand Theater in Beijing.
- Jose Carreras to hold concert in Beijing
Spanish tenor Jose Carreras will hold a solo concert at the National Center for the Performing arts of China, formerly known as the National Grand Theater, in Beijing on Jan. 18, 2008.
- Beat the winter blues
As part of southeastern China, Shanghai is far from the coldest place in the country but the city's winter is still pretty unbearable. It rarely snows in Shanghai, but the humidity amplifies the coldness, chilling citizens to the bone. At such times, it is best to enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea in a cozy place while listening to some good music.
- Peking Opera: Family business as usual
The lights dimmed. The curtains parted. Two files of flag-bearing soldiers marched onstage and planted themselves to the side - a sign, as fans of Peking Opera would know - of a commander coming. Suddenly, everything fell silent.
- Lang Lang teaches National Grand Theater's first class
Chinese pianist Lang Lang guides blind student Lai Jiajun in playing the piano at the first class in the music hall of China's National Grand Theater on Friday, January 4, 2008.
- Liu Xiaoqing performs in Taiwan
Veteran actress Liu Xiaoqing starred in "The Last Night of Taipan Chin" on Friday, where the musical drama was staged for the first time in Taipei, Taiwan.
- Bittersweet symphony
The three-day New Year's holiday was windy and cold. But that didn't stop big crowds from making their way to the newly-opened National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA).
- First international performance season opens at NCPA
Starting from December 22, 2007, the first international performance season was opened at the National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA), also known as the Grand National Theater. More than 180 performances, in the forms of opera, pantomime, concert, drama, or Chinese operas, would be staged. The performance season will last until April 6, 2008.
- Ensemble set for Chinese debut
Germany's Vinorosso orchestra, under the baton of Florian Stubenvoll, will perform at the Century Theater on Saturday night. The group will play world music as well as Mozart and Strauss to celebrate the fast approaching new year. It is the first time that the ensemble has traveled to China.
- Bilingual New Year gala to be held
From the five countries along the Mekong River (called Lancang River in China) will celebrate New Year's Day with Chinese audiences on December 31, at the annual New Year's Bilingual Evening Gala held in Beijing.
- Shangri-La-la-la's sound of music
The fictitious paradise, characterized by towering snow-capped mountains, lush forests, vast gorges and idyllic lakes, became a reality with Shangri-La, a grand song and dance performance in a Tibetan style, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Wednesday evening.
- Breaking in the 'egg'
Valery Gergiev, leading performer of the Maryinsky Theater, has become the first foreign artist to climb atop the podium of the National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA), also known as the Grand National Theater, adding to the fanfare of the opening of the giant egg-shaped venue.
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