Autumn is said to be the season that is most likely to be born romantic.
In Shanghai, strolling on the streets. You are breathing the aroma of sweet-scented osmanthus, watching the leaves turn a few laps in the air with the breeze, and then slowly land.
Unconsciously, you have already reached the junction of Huaihai Zhong Road and Xiangyang Road, and your eyes are occupied by a legendary building, which is then firmly grasped. It has a classic shape, smooth lines, elegant color, and low-key magnificence – the five characters of “Shangyin Opera House” come into view and let you suddenly realize.
In September of this year, the Shangyin Opera House, which was built over the years, finally opened its mysterious and officially put into operation. In October, Mozart’s opera “Pretending the Gardener” and “Magic Flute” from the world’s top academician La Scala opera house, It will be held here during the Shanghai International Arts Festival in China. This is the first time that the La Scala opera house has been established for more than 200 years. It is the first time to assemble the most complete lineup to meet with the Chinese audience. The Shangyin Opera House is a new landmark of the magical arts and humanities. It is truly extraordinary, and it brings the people of Philharmonic to the Philharmonic City. Come and have a great surprise and enjoyment.
The goal of Shanghai’s first opera house is: to win the first, who is fighting.
Very beautiful and very strong, ushered in Scala
As the first fully floating structure opera house built in China with integrated vibration isolation technology, Shangyin Opera House is not only China’s first-class, Asia-class, but also a world-class opera house: structurally, 8-story complex, underground 3 floors, above ground 5 stories, the highest building height is 34 meters. It has a 1,200-seat opera hall, four auditoriums for opera, orchestral, vocal and folk music, as well as a professional academic lecture hall and some equipment rooms. In terms of features, the opera is mainly composed of symphonic concerts, musicals, folk music, vocal music, piano, string, percussion, etc. The performance forms include ensemble, solo, solo, chorus and so on. Energy efficiency, all the blocks of the river have acoustic anti-sound function, the auditorium of the auditorium has a variable sound absorbing device in the side wall, and the ceiling also has a lifting ceiling. According to the type of performance, the height of the lifting ceiling can be adjusted. Different reverb effects to meet different performance needs. The audience hall draws the shape of the classical opera house and presents a horseshoe shape. All the buildings are slightly inclined to the stage. The golden wooden sense of the building forms a rhythmic sculpture sequence, so that more audiences can see the band conductor and the music pool. See the stage more clearly. The rear subtitle display of the pool seat provides subtitle switching in 8 different languages, including Chinese, which is synchronized with the world’s top opera houses such as the Vienna State Opera. With the advent of the 5G era, Shangyin Opera House will make full use of big data to create a more convenient and warmer viewing experience for the audience.
In a word, the Shangyin Opera House is both “beautiful” and “strong”. It is no wonder that the La Scala opera house, which has been hailed as “World Opera Center” and “Opera of Opera”, is pleased to offer an audio-visual feast. It is particularly worth mentioning that “Girls Pretending to Be Gardeners” and “Magic Flute” will also use the “one two-player” model, using different areas of the same character-shaped stage to make the two operas simultaneously staged and alternately staged. This performance mode has opened the domestic precedent, but it is also a test of the opening of the young Shangyin Opera House.
“A baby will grow up under the care of her mother.” Liao Changyong, Dean of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, made a proper footnote for the opening of the dream building of the Shangyin Opera House with 16 words: the main body of the sound, the characteristics of the opera, Academic highland, market operations. “Integrating high-quality resources, demonstrating the achievements of high-quality teaching, international education, and creative practice; introducing foreign excellent opera production, incubating more domestic original works, and promoting the popularization, promotion and appreciation of Shanghai opera; The operation team is oriented to the society and serves the public. I hope that in the Huaihai Road, the place where Shanghai’s cultural context and connections come together, the above-mentioned opera house is a platform that brings people closer to music, opera, art, and theater.”
Liao Changyong, Dean of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, made a proper footnote for the opening of the dream building of the Shangyin Opera House with 16 words: the main body of the Shangyin, the characteristics of the opera, the academic highland, and the market operation.
Feng Wei, director of the Shangyin Opera Management Center, deeply agrees: “The Shanghai Conservatory of Music itself is a treasure trove of content, we do not lack sufficient original works; and the name of the ‘Opera’ is destined to be performed here. It will be the biggest highlight; why dare to say ‘academic highland’? Because the back is on the top, other theaters do not have such unique advantages; finally, even the best works need to be tested by the means of the market, so we said to go to market operations. path of.”
Indeed, at the beginning of the birth of the Shangyin Opera House, it has a unique advantage. It is a continuation of the Shangyin syllabus. It has the most specialized, precise and pointed people involved in the selection and operation of the program. In addition, unlike the independent theaters that are purely for commercial considerations, the Shangyin Opera House is more willing to perform for the majority of the audience, not those who are “famous,” but those who are “high quality”. Pursuing the representativeness, pursuing the exemplary nature, pursuing the connotation and extension, let the audience’s understanding of the sense of series, art and academics go up the stairs, which is the idealism of the Shangyin Opera House. Feng Wei said that there will of course be big-name productions, and some Chinese audiences are not familiar with them, but there are good works that are remarkable in a particular historical stage or in the creator’s life.
When talking about the glory and challenges brought by Scala, Feng Yi has a taste in his heart. “They can come and explain the charm of the city of Shanghai, showing that the cultivation of high-quality art, the formation of an audience, the good atmosphere, and the international influence have been effective over the years. On the other hand, on the Shangyin Opera House In other words, we must expand our circle of friends and establish close interaction with the most top-notch partners. Although this ‘one Taiwanese drama’ is an arduous test for the stage machinery and art administrative team, it is also a very good attempt. For the opera, this method is mature, can be copied and can be promoted, it is really helpful. The opera performance is very hard, it takes a long time to install the platform, and if you install two, it can greatly improve the stage operation. Efficiency. For the audience, for example, you are a traveler traveling through Shanghai. You can only watch a show in the two or three days of your stay. Now you can watch two dramas! For the actors of the two dramas, cross Singing, taking turns to rest, feeling more comfortable and more orderly. I think that ‘one two plays’ is alive, of course, the difficulties do exist, set, lighting, equipment, changing… The hardware and management have high requirements, but we gnaw our hard bones and keep grinding ourselves. Recently, the night is normal, many people only sleep for two or three hours a day, but everyone is very excited, with ‘overnight Faces, the eyes are all light. We are trying to explore new things and do a pioneering work – how does the opera develop? How to improve management? How to popularize opera culture? How does Shanghai create a opera city? We have to speed up and move forward.”
The shape of the Shangyin Opera House is like a bow that sails and sails. It contains the meaning of the past and the future. This combination of music performances, music education, music creation, and international exchanges is highly anticipated and ambitious, making Feng Xiao’s “mission on the shoulder” more clear. “Art is the foundation, management is the core, and it is very difficult to manage the theater. It is divided into categories and there are many links. In addition, we are still a theater of the Board of Education, a school theater, and must actively participate in the school’s personnel training and social practice. , discipline construction, etc., to make the Shangyin Opera a new opportunity for the sound.”
Production, learning, performance, sing Chinese
When an opera house rises from the ground, when the beautiful music flutters in the stars, the Shangyin people begin to recall, create a legend, how many feelings are hidden in the bottom of my heart.
Hou Liyu, deputy dean of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, told reporters that at the time, everyone reached a consensus: in many universities in Shanghai, if you want to choose an opera house, “it must be a good voice.”
“Upper is one of the universities with the highest level of internationalization in Shanghai. First-class music colleges must be equipped with first-class hardware facilities. We already have the He Luting Concert Hall, so what are we still eager to have? Think.” Hou Liyu revealed that Mr. Zhou Xiaoyan gave the direction of “making the opera house”. Wang Xiangfan, the person in charge of the Shangyin Opera Project, also “proves”: “Mr. Zhou said that I have taught a lifetime of students and hope to establish a Chinese vocal music school, but my children have graduated from five years and have not set foot in society. After boarding the stage of the opera house, without any stage experience, how should they adapt to work in the vocational college and perform abroad? I think we can build our own opera house.” So, in Zhou Xiaoyan, Yang Liqing Under the guidance and care of the ancestors of Sangtong and other sages, in the round of discussions and consultations between professors and relevant departments, the people clarified their ideas and made it clear that they should do “Shangyin Opera House”!
The organic integration of production, learning and performance is an important carrier for the construction of the “double-class” discipline of Shangyin. The introduction, production and management of the Shangyin Opera House are closely integrated with the teaching and artistic practice of the college. .
In fact, Shanghai has many outstanding grand theaters, concert halls, art centers, cultural squares… However, the opera house still has an indispensable symbolic meaning to the city – its acoustic requirements are almost harsh, top operas Only with the top opera house can we complement each other. “Currently, in all the cultural facilities of Shanghai, the professional opera house is the Shangyin Opera House. Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city and cannot have its own opera house. Therefore, Shangyin Opera House is both a college and a Shanghai city. It not only satisfies the needs of Shangyin School, but also a business card for the construction of Shanghai cultural brand, with one arrow and two sculptures.” Hou Liyu said.
The organic integration of production, learning and performance is an important carrier for the construction of the “double-class” discipline of Shangyin. The introduction, production and management of the Shangyin Opera House are closely integrated with the teaching and artistic practice of the college. . Hou Liyu introduced that through the Shangyin Opera House, it can lead the transformation of talent training and even the entire teaching system. “It seems that the Opera House is originally an auxiliary venue for teaching. Now it is more like the main position of teaching, the base of students’ art practice. Our talent training and our curriculum reform will happen because of the intervention of Shangyin Opera House. A gratifying change. In the future, I believe that international big coffee like Scala will continue to perform at the Shangyin Opera House. We will adjust, upgrade and lead high-end music education based on the successful experience gained. At the same time, our music engineering department Students should also be ‘on the spot’, and our students in the art management department should also be ‘on the spot’ – you learn art management, how can you go to the theater? You must follow the opera team to observe, learn from, and think. Lin Hongming, the head of the Department of Music and Art, is the first general manager of the Oriental Art Center. Now, with the ‘current use and current’ conditions provided by the Opera House, it is not a lot more. In our vision, the Shangyin Opera House is not A single market operation unit, it is also a teaching unit, is a ‘master with the apprentice to work together’, is a multi-angle, all-round comprehensive venue.
It is reported that La Scala La Scala Academy to bring a hard act Tong Fu Hua, and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to join hands to carry out academic exchanges and artistic outreach activities. La Scala Opera House is the talent reserve base of the La Scala opera house. Many famous singers from all over the world come from the La Scala Opera House. In addition to opera actors, they also train dancers, mechanics, theater managers and other talents related to the theatre. These talents provide comprehensive protection for the performance and operation of the theater.
Most of the main role-players of “Magic Flute” are performed by young actors who have studied at the La Scala Opera Academy and have emerged on the stage of major European opera houses. Their performances show the strength of the echelon construction of the La Scala opera and the strong performance of the talents. It can also be seen that Scala’s emphasis on and contribution to the inheritance of art and the cultivation of young talents is one of the secrets of the long-lasting art of La Scala opera.
In response to this, the teachers and students of Shangyin will also participate in the performance and production of “Magic Flute”. The Shangyu vocal opera department selected two outstanding students (Li Qingying, a second-year graduate student and Haotian, a fourth-year undergraduate), and joined this famous and long-lasting opera. The attention and participation of more young forces will make the opera art always maintain its vitality. This year, the Shanghai International Arts Festival and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, together with the Scala Theatre, work together on the incubation of young opera talents, the popularization of opera art and the cultivation of enthusiasts: during the performance, the La Scala opera will include sound songs, orchestras, Art department, sound engineering and other departments cooperated to carry out a series of lectures, master classes, open rehearsals and interactions; Shangyin, Shangyin Opera House and La Scala Opera House and La Scala Opera Academy will further explore For in-depth strategic cooperation, it is intended to promote opera teaching, creation and promotion through a series of activities such as student exchanges, sharing of subtitles, high-definition broadcasts of the season, and the Sino-Italian Opera International Exchange Forum. Opera audiences offer a full range of opera culture experiences.
“This is an excellent example of enlightenment teaching, optimizing performances, and popularizing art.” Hou Liyu pointed out that “inside, Shangyin Opera House trains its own students; externally, various lectures, forums, and seminars can be carried out. Citizens and friends are more aware of what is opera, how to compare the differences between East and West, how to read, and how to immerse. As a result, there will be more and more fans in the opera, and the atmosphere of the opera will become more and more intense.”
In China, Western opera The market is still relatively small. Hou Liyu believes that from the perspective of the spread of human civilization and human culture, the Shangyin Opera House has to carry forward the national opera in addition to the “mission” of the Western opera audience. “We must exchange mutual knowledge and learn from others. On the one hand, we will introduce foreign boutiques, and on the other hand, we will create a national benchmark. The two complement each other and demonstrate the superiority.”
For more than 90 years, the music has been brilliant, and Yi Zhuangcheng’s school motto has not been forgotten. At one time, Cai Yuanpei and Xiao Youmei built a model of China’s higher professional music education in Shanghai with the high spirit of “helping the West to be used in China and using it as a body” and established the predecessor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Nowadays, the Shangyin people inherit the spirit of the combination of Chinese and Western cultures and the rivers and rivers. They will use the super-sounding wheel of the Shangyin Opera House to establish the new confidence of the Voice of Shanghai and the Voice of China, and sail to a distant place full of possibilities.