An­gelic voices

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - LIFE ARTS - - XU JINGXI

The Tolz Boys’ Choir, con­duc­tor mas­ter Her­bert von Kara­jan’s fa­vorite boys’ choir, is ready to awe au­di­ences with their an­gelic voices at con­certs in Bei­jing (Aug 16) and Guangzhou (Aug 24). The choir brings a wide reper­toire in­clud­ing Mozart’s opera Die Zauber­flote, Bach’s motets, Euro­pean folk songs and mod­ern pop and rock classics. The Ger­man boys’ choir was founded in 1956 and has worked with a long list of em­i­nent con­duc­tors, in­clud­ing Leonard Bern­stein, James Levine and Seiji Ozawa. The choir per­formed at the open­ing cer­e­mony of 2006 World Cup and amazed the au­di­ence at their con­cert in San Pi­etro in Vin­coli, the world’s big­gest church. 7:30pm,Aug16.For­bid­denCi­tyCon­certHall,in­sid­eZhong­shanPark,west­sideof Tian’an­men,Bei­jing.400-610-3721. 8pm,Aug24.Oper­aHallofGuangzhouOper­aHouse,Ex­itB1ofZhu­jiangNewTown­met­ro­sta­tion,Guangzhou.020-3839-2888. Os­car win­ning artist Tim Yip will give a pub­lic lec­ture at Fang­suo Com­mune on Aug 19 to share the sto­ries be­hind his pur­suit of beauty in movies and the­atri­cal per­for­mances. Since work­ing on his first film, A Bet­ter To­mor­row di­rected by John Woo in 1986, Yip has be­come a lead­ing cos­tume de­signer and art di­rec­tor, in­tro­duc­ing Chi­nese cul­ture to the world with his New Ori­en­tal­ism aes­thet­ics. He won the Os­car for best art di­rec­tion and the Bri­tish Acad­emy Film Award for best cos­tume de­signer with his work in Ang Lee’s Crouch­ing Tiger Hid­den Dragon. Last year, he de­signed the glamorous stage for dancer Yang Lip­ing’s dance drama The Pea­cock and de­signed cos­tumes for Stan Lai’s drama A Dream Like a Dream. 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, Aug 19. Fang­suo Com­mune, TaiKoo Hui Shop­ping Mall, 383 Tianhe Road, Tianhe dis­trict, Guangzhou. 020-3868-2327. 3 pm-5 pm, Aug 17. Fang­suo Com­mune, TaiKoo Hui Shop­ping Mall, 383 Tianhe Road, Tianhe dis­trict, Guangzhou. 0203868-2327.

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