Venue: Shanghai Concert Hall 523 East Yan’an Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Mode: Three-dimensional Wall Shot (innovative concert)
Innovation: Program Innovation
Production: Content Production and On-site Set-up
Execution: Performance Execution and Program Management
What kind of songs can truly touch your soul? What kind of singer can leave his/her mark in your mind? In an age when pop songs keep our ears refreshed, real musical art seems to have never occupied the highland in all our minds.
In this summer, typhoons have come to visit one after another, washing off temporally our trifles and troubles. In this restless age, we need a strong and spectacular storm to blow away the pomp and smash the impurities and let us have a pure and powerful baptism of music.
On September 15, Wu Ruirui, a soprano and the champion of Young Singers Competition will bring us a Rui Storm at the end of this summer, a neo-classical gala that combines the dual elements of “classic” and “modern”.
This is an excellent performance that one must never miss. The tracks of the recital include such diversified expressions as operas, comic operas, art songs, Chinese folk songs, Chinese art songs, modern songs and even jazz. In addition, Stephan Matthias Lademann, the great German pianist, hailed as “the right-hand man for world top singers” will be the piano accompanist for the whole concert.
This is a brand new presentation that you can’t miss for it will embody exquisite and classic elements with very modern singing style. At the same time, the concert will adopt 3D projection technology, which will bring soul-touching visual enjoyment. You can’t miss such a splendid audio-visual feat!
7:15 p.m., on September, “Rui Storm” will come onto the stage of Shanghai Concert Hall. Here the Storm comes. What are you waiting for?
Wu Ruirui, a soprano with great potential active both at home and abroad--
Associate Professor of Voice Music Major of China East Normal University, Doctor of Music in Voice Performance and Literature, Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg and Art Director, Indiana University
In 2004, Wu Ruirui won Gold Award in Bel Canto Category in the 11th Young Singers Competition and in the same year, she won the Best New Artist in MTV-CCTV Music Awards 2004. And in 2005, she won the gold medal in Austria International Singing Competition of Virvyt?.
Ruirui has also made great achievement in opera performance art. She interpreted many classic opera characters. She starred the Queen in Magic Flute, an opera by Mozart staged in Staatstheater Nürnberg and the National Opera of Cyprus, Adele in Die Fledermaus, an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, an opera by Richard Strauss, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, the elder stepsister in Cinderella, Amenaide in Tancredi, Lucy in The Telephone and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and so on. Due to her excellent performance, the Nürnberger Nachrichten said that her voice is the brightest sun light and the sword of love that pierce through clouds.
Since 2004, Wu Ruirui has made her appearance in grand music festival and international music galas both home and abroad: in 2005, she was invited to attend Strauss Special Concert and hold her art song recital at Carinthischer Sommer, a famous art festival in Austria and became the first Chinese singer holding a recital at the festival. In 20007, she attended CCTV live New Year’s Concert with Yu Long, the famous conductor. In 2008, Wu Ruirui was invited by Karolos Trikolidis to attend New Year’s Concert of Greece. In 2009, she did a great job at Thessaloniki Music Festival held in Greece; in 2010, she was the soloist at Budapest Music Festival and in 2011 she held several recitals in Indiana University and participated in the performance of the opera season as an art director of the university.
After winning the gold medal and the Most Popular Singer in Young Singers Competition, Wu Ruirui didn’t make herself constrained by such honors. She chose to go abroad to pursue advanced studies. During the six years when she studied and worked abroad, she got a deeper understanding of music and tried to understand more expressions of songs, operas and musicals of different styles. After coming back to China, Wu Ruirui has always been devoted to presenting these outstanding classic musical works to the Chinese People so that more people, especially young people can understand and appreciate the charm of classic music. In the near future, Qingyi, an original opera starred and created by Ruirui will be staged nationwide.
“Bel Canto” is not only a singing style but a healthy way of vocalization which allows singers to command the limit of their own voices and convey to the audience different audio-visual art. ---Wu Ruirui