Acclaimed China premiere in Xi’an [E]
Aktualisiert: 18. Juni 2019
A sold out house - similar to Popstars all tickets were sold out within three hours for the concert in Xi'an - and 1.300 enthusiastic spectators, who already flooded us with "Bravos" during the break! A fabulous start for our China premiere of the Buddha Passion.
It was unusually quiet for a Chinese auditorium already after the first sounds and the quiet passages were almost devotional. Some visitors sat with folded hands, others meditated with arms crossed over their chest and eyes closed or followed the exact surtitles in Chinese and English.
We, too, felt the partly magical atmosphere that jumped over us, the soloists and the orchestra under the direction of Tan Dun. In the excellent acoustics of the concert hall of the "Shaanxi Performing Arts Center" our "first" Buddha Passion in China became a musical experience and made sure that quite a few spectators left the hall visibly moved.