(Photo by © Julia Lynn)
Two thumbs up for Feng Yi Ting in both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal today!
Said The New York Times’ Allan Kozinn of the performance at the Spoleto Festival USA: “The production, by Atom Egoyan, with vividly colorful Chinese costumes by Han Feng and scenic design by Derek McLane, is as stunning as the music.”
WSJ’s Heidi Waleson also praised the production’s music: “In the orchestra, under the expert direction of Ken Lam, the slides of the bowed erhu, the tremolos of the pipa, and the distinctively breathy and reedy sounds of the Chinese flute and mouth organ were picked up, mimicked and expanded on by the Western orchestral instruments until it was hard to tell where the breaks were.”
Guo Wenjing’s Feng Yi Ting comes to Lincoln Center Festival on July 26-28.