[Rednet.cn] Opera Farewell to Cambridge Successfully Premiers at HUTB
Rednet Moment, April 11 (Correspondent Deng Li, Photographer Xie Disen, Reporter Yuan Silei) On April 10th, the opera Farewell to Cambridge successfully premiered at HUTB. The production was led by Professor Xiao Ming, Dean of the School of Music at HUTB, as the Artistic Director. Geng Zhe, a baritone from the China National Opera House, and professor of the Talent Introduction Program at HUTB, served as the director. The young conductor Yang Lele conducted the performance, with the collaboration of the HUTB Symphony Orchestra (Hunan Xiangjiang Symphony Orchestra) and the Changfeng Chorus of the School of Music at HUTB.
The opera Farewell to Cambridge is adapted from a literary story set in the 1920s and 1930s. It primarily revolves around the emotions between Lin Huiyin and the poet Xu Zhimo, architect Liang Sicheng, and Lu Xiaoman. The opera is presented in the form of a chamber opera, focusing on the relationships and interactions of these four individuals.
The entire opera consists of eight chapters: Overture, Standing Together at the Temple of Heaven, Farewell to Cambridge, Sinking in Shanghai, Reunion at Shuangqing, Breaking Free from the Quagmire, Soaring in Broad Daylight, and Finale. The HUTB Symphony Orchestra (Hunan Xiangjiang Symphony Orchestra) is responsible for the musical performance. Soprano Yin Xiying, tenor Chi Wei, young teacher Liu Yaqian, and Li Cheng respectively portray the roles of Lin Huiyin, Xu Zhimo, Lu Xiaoman, and Liang Sicheng.
The opera Farewell to Cambridge features mainly students and faculty members from the School of Music at HUTB. This performance serves as a concentrated showcase of the music education and teaching achievements of the university. The experts and audience members who attended the live performance highly praised the opera, stating that it not only brought opera into the campus but also integrated opera into the campus culture.