29th macao music festival

The 29th Macao International Music Festival 

4 October to 1 November 2015

Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the 29th Macao International Music Festival  takes place from 4 October to 1 November. Let's Soundmazing!


The 29th Macao International Music Festival, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, is going to be held in October, themed “Soundmazing” and orchestrating 23 different types of fabulous programs. The festival has always endeavored to attract the top echelon of musicians to perform at the World Heritage sites. 

Dates

4 October 2015 – 1 November 2015

 

 

 

Ticketing Information

Hotline
(853)2855 5555
Online Ticketing
www.macauticket.com
Locations
71-B, Av. Do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, G/F
108, Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira, No.108, Edf. Palácio, G/F (Next to Café de Coral)
176-186, Av. Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, D. Julieta Bldg, G/F
267, Av. Dr Yat-Sen, Lei Man Bldg, G/F F, Taipa
Macao Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, G/F
For more information, please go to the website of Macao International Music Festival www.icm.gov.mo/fimm
Inquires: (853) 8399 6699  / fimm@icm.gov.mo

With his opera Faust, Charles Gounod created an extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power. The drama centres on a disillusioned scholar who offers his soul to the devil in exchange for youth and the love of a beautiful girl. It quickly attracted audiences worldwide, and the addition of a complete ballet near the beginning of Act Five—frequently omitted in performances today—propelled Faust to its position of unchallenged popularity in France. In the best tradition of French grand opera, the work combines strongly defined aria forms with lyricism and expressive orchestration. Valentin’s “Avant de quitter ces lieux” is arguably the opera’s most immediately recognizable aria, and the musical characterisations of Marguerite and Méphistophélès are charming and ultimately irresistible. The stirring “Ah! Je ris de me voir” and the “Choeur des Soldats” turn Faust into a musically entrancing and romantic evening in the opera house.

The Macao Orchestra, under the direction of Lü Jia, joins forces with the Coro Lirico Siciliano and Lyric Opera of Chicago in a lavish and stunning production of Faust. Featuring innovative stage, costume and set designs, Lyric Opera of Chicago has played host to some of the greatest singers and performers over the years. Industrious, warm-hearted, resourceful, and ambitious, the Lyric is a unique and profoundly professional outfit that looks back at over 50 years of superb operatic history. Supported by a stellar musical cast, this production is sure to invigorate your senses by revisiting one of the most influential and popular works from the glory days of French grand opera.

“A Faust of distinction at Lyric Opera of Chicago”
                                                                                                              – Opera Today, U.S.A.

Date: October 30 – November 1(Friday to Sunday)

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium

 

※Please refer to the MIMF Outreach Programme Guide: Lecture and Backstage Tour performed in French, with Chinese, Portuguese and English surtitles
  Duration: approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes, including two intervals

* This production of Faust is owned by Lyric Opera of Chicago and was made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Port, Washlow, and Errant Families.

 


The 29th Macao International Music Festival, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, is going to be held in October, themed “Soundmazing” and orchestrating 23 different types of fabulous programs. The festival has always endeavored to attract the top echelon of musicians to perform at the World Heritage sites. 

Dates

4 October 2015 – 1 November 2015

 

 

 

Ticketing Information

Hotline
(853)2855 5555
Online Ticketing
www.macauticket.com
Locations
71-B, Av. Do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, G/F
108, Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira, No.108, Edf. Palácio, G/F (Next to Café de Coral)
176-186, Av. Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, D. Julieta Bldg, G/F
267, Av. Dr Yat-Sen, Lei Man Bldg, G/F F, Taipa
Macao Cultural Centre, Av. Xian Xing Hai, G/F
For more information, please go to the website of Macao International Music Festival www.icm.gov.mo/fimm
Inquires: (853) 8399 6699  / fimm@icm.gov.mo

With his opera Faust, Charles Gounod created an extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power. The drama centres on a disillusioned scholar who offers his soul to the devil in exchange for youth and the love of a beautiful girl. It quickly attracted audiences worldwide, and the addition of a complete ballet near the beginning of Act Five—frequently omitted in performances today—propelled Faust to its position of unchallenged popularity in France. In the best tradition of French grand opera, the work combines strongly defined aria forms with lyricism and expressive orchestration. Valentin’s “Avant de quitter ces lieux” is arguably the opera’s most immediately recognizable aria, and the musical characterisations of Marguerite and Méphistophélès are charming and ultimately irresistible. The stirring “Ah! Je ris de me voir” and the “Choeur des Soldats” turn Faust into a musically entrancing and romantic evening in the opera house.

The Macao Orchestra, under the direction of Lü Jia, joins forces with the Coro Lirico Siciliano and Lyric Opera of Chicago in a lavish and stunning production of Faust. Featuring innovative stage, costume and set designs, Lyric Opera of Chicago has played host to some of the greatest singers and performers over the years. Industrious, warm-hearted, resourceful, and ambitious, the Lyric is a unique and profoundly professional outfit that looks back at over 50 years of superb operatic history. Supported by a stellar musical cast, this production is sure to invigorate your senses by revisiting one of the most influential and popular works from the glory days of French grand opera.

“A Faust of distinction at Lyric Opera of Chicago”
                                                                                                              – Opera Today, U.S.A.

Date: October 30 – November 1(Friday to Sunday)

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium

 

※Please refer to the MIMF Outreach Programme Guide: Lecture and Backstage Tour performed in French, with Chinese, Portuguese and English surtitles
  Duration: approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes, including two intervals

* This production of Faust is owned by Lyric Opera of Chicago and was made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Port, Washlow, and Errant Families.

 

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