Lady Zhaojun, Li Yugang, China

Lady Zhaojun, Li Yugang, China

Lady Zhaojun, Li Yugang, China

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October (7.30pm)
Director : Li Xiaoping
Music : Zhang Xiaozhen
Duration : 97 minutes (1 hour 37 mins)(No Intermission)
Ticket Prices :
 4500 / 3500 / 3000 / 2500 / 1500 Baht

Multi-award winning singer, Li Yugang, celebrated as China’s National Treasure, stars as ‘Lady Zhaojun’, in this theatrical musical, accompanied by 70 singers and dancers. This is the first performance of Lady Zhaojun outside China after its premiere in Beijing earlier this year. A contemporary interpretation of a classic story of one of China’s legendary ancient beauties, the performance is on a grand scale with elaborate sets and stunning costumes.

The winner of several international awards along with  ‘Outstanding Asian Artist Award’,  Li Yugang is a legendary figure in China. His following in China and across the world is in the millions and he has performed in Europe, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Canada,  United States. In 2009 he brought his solo show “ Imperial Splendor” to the Sidney Opera House.

Li Yugang has connected the enigmatic orient of the past and its traditional “fan chuan” or “nan dan” (cross-dressing) performance in Chinese Opera to the 21st century. He draws deeply on the traditions of Chinese opera, folk music and drama while energizing it with newer innovations. This grand musical that incorporates the music and dance styles of Inner Mongolia and the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-AD 220), as well as gorgeous costumes and stage effects, all highlighted by Li’s magically sweet and melodious voice and graceful acting.

“Lady Zhaojun” is based on the legend of Wang Zhaojun, an ancient Chinese beauty from the Han Dynasty around 2,000 years ago. Li portrays the classic image of Zhaojun, who volunteered to marry the ruler of a powerful nomadic group on the then-border of northern China, to maintain peace between the two sides.

After the premiere in Beijing Li said “The audience’s enthusiasm touched me a lot, I heard they sang along with me as if they were watching a concert, though it’s a theater drama. It’s a positive result of our efforts in the past six years. Meanwhile, it marks a fresh beginning on my journey to pursue art. I belong to the stage, and I belong to the arts. I know the biggest difficulty in the future is to make a breakthrough beyond my current self, and I will never stop trying to achieve that.”

 

李玉刚诗意歌舞剧《昭君出塞》

李玉刚诗意歌舞剧《昭君出塞》由青年艺术家李玉刚领衔主演,被誉为“台湾鬼才”、荣获国家“五个一”工程奖的著名戏剧导演李小平;中国舞台美术学会副会长、中央戏剧学院教授刘杏林、青年作曲家张筱真等知名艺术家,中国歌剧舞剧院作为演出班底,共同打造这部汇聚东方历史文化内涵的传奇巨作。

《昭君出塞》讲述了昭君从被迫选择出塞、等候命运的宣判,到勇敢追寻自我、升华大爱的传奇一生,引领观众从全新角度重新认识王昭君。主创团队采用插叙、倒叙等叙事手法,以出人意料的剧情与角色设置,全方位展现了王昭君从初入汉宫到化身为草原传奇的动人故事。

这是国内歌舞剧中第一次深入剖析、演绎、立体重现王昭君这一历史人物。主演李玉刚蛰伏三载,率领创作团队重走昭君三千多公里出塞之路,从一方山水到风土人情乃至艺术风格步步深入,方寸舞台之上将舞动出恢弘大气的出塞之路,雕琢出委婉细腻的昭君形象。这次,李玉刚将会如何以一介男儿之身,演绎出一位身后流彩喧杂,脚下落莲步步的王昭君?

 李玉刚 昭君出塞

10月5-6 日(19.30)

票价: THB4,500/3,500/3,000/2,500/1,500 (泰铢)

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