ROH Live: Frankenstein
Guangzhou Opera House
The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has become known for ballets that marry highly expressive movement, sophisticated musical response and dark psychological. Now he creates his first full-length work for the main stage with Frankenstein, a period adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale of morality and our craving for love, companionship and understanding. Frankenstein will be live relayed at Guangzhou Opera House.
London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle
Xinghai Concert Hall
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform with Music Director Sir Simon Rattle and Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax, on 27th September in Guangzhou at Xinghai Concert Hall. This will be the LSO's third appearance at Xinghai Concert Hall after their previous visit in 2007 and 2014. Programme includes Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27
London Symphony Orchestra China Tour
The London Symphony Orchestra will return to China in September-October 2019 for the third consecutive year, during the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Guangzhou Opera House
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international theatre awards including an Olivier in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved tale is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Beijing Tianqiao Arts Center
British choreographer Matthew Bourne's dance drama "Swan Lake" will be staged six times at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center. Following the composition of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, his "Swan Lake" is best known for replacing females with males. Bourne's award-winning version debuted in 1995 and has been frequently performed at London's West End and New York's Broadway. It met audiences in Shanghai in 2014.
NCPA August Chorus Festival 2019 Closing Concert: VOCES8
The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is now established as one of the world's most versatile and best-loved singing groups. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.
For Beauty Is Nothing But The Beginning Of Terror: Maggi Hambling Paintings and Drawings,1960 –
Guangdong Museum of Art
Maggi Hambling (born 1945) is a major British artist who gained an international reputation in the 1980s, only enhanced subsequently by recent shows at major museums such as the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. This is a career-length exhibition which showcases Maggi Hambling’s work from the 1960s to the present day - oil paintings, drawings and monotypes. It includes work shown at London’s National Gallery and St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra
Beijing ATW Culture Media Co., Ltd.
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.
Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Art Imaginarium
For a 2019 summer blockbuster exhibition, M WOODS is pleased to work with the renowned UK artist, Lucy Sparrow, to present Lucy Sparrow’s History of Art. Based on E.H. Gombrich’s seminal and foundational The History of Art, Lucy Sparrow will recreate over sixty historical and contemporary masterpieces in her signature felt. Ranging from monuments such as the Great Sphinx of Giza, to Xian’s Terracotta Warriors, the Louvre’s Mona Lisa, and Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog, Lucy Sparrow’s History of Art will create the “ultimate” museum within M WOODS’ 798 Beijing location.
Royal Shakespeare Company, Beijing Poly Theatre Management Co., Ltd., Sevenages Investment Co. Ltd.
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With the book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Sir Andrew Davis and BBC Symphony Orchestra Shenzhen Concert
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Concert Hall
The BBC Symphony Orchestra has been at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930. It plays a central role in the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts at the festival each year, including the First and Last Nights. The Orchestra performs an annual season of concerts at London’s Barbican Centre, where it is Associate Orchestra.
FLARE Film Screening
British Council, The British Consulate-General Guangzhou
Flare Films is a programme of nine recent short films from the UK that have all been shown at BFI Flare, London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival. The programme includes drama and documentary, poetry and dance. The films explore and celebrate a range of LGBTQ+ experience, but essentially, they are about finding out – and standing up for – who you are. Five of the films in the programme have featured in FiveFilms4Freedom.