Music is needed more than ever when the shadow of the once-in-a-century pandemic has yet to disperse. Themed “Song of Tomorrow”, the Macao International Music Festival this year is gathering the melodies of joy, love and hope to create a kaleidoscopic spiritual world for everyone. In this era when the pandemic is still volatile, may we move forward with music and embrace a bright future together.
Life is filled with endless possibilities, and true love brings hope and salvation. The grand opening programme, Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg, offers an innovative reinterpretation of the classic through a script adopted by renowned music critic Yuan-Pu Chiao from Taiwan, 22 characters all played by accomplished actor David Wang, and music jointly performed by conductor Zhang Jiemin, soprano Li Xintong, the Macao Orchestra and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra Chorus, fully recreating the world of fantasy written by playwright Henrik Ibsen and composer Edvard Grieg.