China`s Three Tenors – 3 Aug

Event Date: 03/08/2012

Formed in 2011, ten years on from the original Three Tenors concert in Beijing, the trio comprises China`s most celebrated tenors – Dai Yuqiang, Wei Song and Warren Wah-lun Mok. Their world tour began in October, with the premier concert in Beijing, followed by Hong Kong, Macau and New York. After Edinburgh they will be performing in Freiburg and Cologne.

Dai Yuqiang was Luciano Pavarotti`s first and only Chinese student, while Wei Song is known in the People`s Republic as `China`s Pavarotti` and is Vice-President of the Shanghai Opera House. Warren Wah-lun Mok, from Hong Kong, has a distinguished career as one of China`s top opera singers as well as being Artistic Director of the Macau International Music Festival and Founder of Opera Hong Kong. This concert marks 25 years since his European debut.

The concert, A Beijing Night with China`s Three Tenors, is sponsored by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, for which the trio are ambassadors.

The repertoire for the concert, conducted by Martin Yates, includes pieces from classic European operas such as Tosca, Carmen and Rigoletto, the works of contemporary composers from China, and a selection of traditional Chinese folk songs.

Those attending the concert will have the chance to win a holiday in Beijing to see sights such as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall of China.

For more information and to book tickets please visit the Usher Hall website.

VENUE: Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh. Tel 0131 228 1155
TIME : 7.30pm
TICKETS: £35, £30, £25, £20, £15 – concessiona available