Hubei Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre is a professional performing arts organization which mainly produces and performs national opera, national music, dance and symphony. Over the past half-century, all staff of the theatre has inherited the national and folk excellent traditional culture and arts, and have gone deep into life to actively explore and make bold innovations; with their rich connotation of thought, rigorous and elegant art style, they have produced and performed a large number of excellent plays. The theatre has been assigned by the nation for many times and has made positive contributions to promote Sino-foreign culture exchange, to spread excellent Chinese national arts, and to enhance the friendship between Chinese people and people from all over the world.
About the conductor
Zhou Wen has been working as a professional conductor at Hubei Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre for more than ten years, and has conducted diverse types of symphony, opera, film & television works and various kinds of concerts. In 2005, she successfully recorded 16 Symphonic concerts for China Central Television’s Music Channel “Star Stage” . She was the conductor for Hubei New Year concert from 2005 to 2009 and from 2012 to 2017, making the new year concert an important provincial cultural mark. She has won countless praise from the Chinese community and her colleagues.
About the singers
Qin Desong, tenor, vice-president of Hubei Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre.
He was the winner of “National Youth Farmers’ Invitational Tournament”, hosted by the Ministry of Culture of China. He has won many national prizes including the gold award of National Folk Song. He is also the winner of the first “ Hubei Golden Bell Award” and the eighth “Qu Yuan Art Award” talent award.
With full of passion, his performance has been recognized and praised by musical experts and colleagues.
Ma Yaqin, soprano, national opera performer,member of Chinese Musicians Association.
She engaged in opera performances at Hubei Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre since 1999. She was the main actress in many operas and musicals, such as “Sister Jiang”, “The Red Guards on Honghu Lake”, and “Osmanthus blooming in August”. She has won “Peony Award”, which is Hubei Provincial highest award in the field of drama performance. She is the soloist in a series of major events and arts festivals in Hubei Province and has visited Spain, Norway, Japan, Australia, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Vietnam as the representatives of Hubei artists.
Her voice is transparent and beautiful and her stage performance is decent and gorgeous. She is good at conveying the inner world of different characters through music.