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Great Chinese music starts again in Italy

The great Chinese classical music is back to Italy, after the long stop due to the pandemic. In the beautiful venue of its Opera House, Rome is hosting a musical event of great depth. "East meets West" is the title of the Capitoline event. It is in fact a re-encounter of the two cultures that have many aspects in common. Among the best known is the famous Mo li Hua, the piece from which Puccini drew a significant moment of Turandot.


Young talents led by the new revelation, Junping Qian, who will conduct the Rome Sinfonietta orchestra, will propose a repertoire of Chinese and Italian composers. Among them the young cellist La Li, engaged in the concert "Living the Dream" by Jiping Zhao, the violinist, Wei Lu who will offer the concert The Butterfly Lovers by Gang Chen, Zhanhao He the soprano Bingbing Wang, new promise of international opera. In the cast, a touch of Italianness means the sense of twinning, Gianluca Sciarpelletti, Roman tenor. Music by Morricone and Verdi are also on the program.


"The concert is an important event of the Year of Culture and Tourism Italy China" said Minister Councilor Xu Rong, head of the cultural office of the Chinese embassy, ​​"it will be a joy to return to admire Chinese and Italian artists together in a stage after a long time "

"Finally it is possible to return to performing in cultural events in the presence, after many online activities," said the conductor, Junping Qian "it will be a joy to return to work with Chinese and Italian colleagues together on an Italian stage"

The project is part of China's cultural exchange plan with various countries of the world, known as “Image China” which aims to raise awareness of traditional and contemporary Chinese music. Image China, active since 2009, has presented its projects in the major concert halls of the world. CAEG (China Arts and Entertainment Group), the well-known Chinese group that deals with culture and entertainment and which has been organizing over 5,000 events a year for many years, is the producer and promoter of the event.

Appointment on 25 June at 8.30 pm at the Costanzi Theater. Tickets of € 15.