The much anticipated Feng Yi Ting - a chamber opera composed by Guo Wenjing and directed by Atom Egoyan - comes to Lincoln Center Festival this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater. The New York Times' Allan Kozinn said this of the production:
"Its orchestral interludes are steeped in Western tonality, occasionally with an angular modernist edge. But the vocal lines and some of the instrumental solos within the orchestral passages adhere to antique Chinese melodic styles, sometimes with an overtly microtonal approach to intonation. You might expect these competing systems to clash, but Mr. Guo produces otherworldly combinations in which familiarity and exoticism, vigor and elegance, are in constant flux."
(Read the rest of Kozinn’s story on Feng Yi Ting and Guo Wenjing here.)