By Kamil Rakyta, Epoch Times Staff, Mar 11, 2008-
PRAGUE, Czech Republic— “Totally, completely divine,” said Alexandra Polarczyk describing the Chinese Spectacular after attending the matinee at the Prague Congress Centre on Tuesday.
Polarczyk was especially impressed by the dancers.
(photo: Opera singer Alexandra Polarczyk said that the Chinese Spectacular was “completely divine”. / Jan Jekielek/The Epoch Times)
“They are perfectly organized, very silent, they are floating — it seems that they weigh only a few grams. They are wonderful. I’ve got feeling that there are five hundred of them.”Although still studying opera singing, Polarczyk is already performing at the Antonin Dvorak Theater, a major Moravian theater.”I liked every performance. The visual effects were ingenious. That one with fabrics, for example the waterfall [Nymphs of the Sea], it takes your breath away.”
She was also impressed by the state of the art digital backdrops used in the Spectacular.
“The video projections were super, they were nicely blended into the story. Wonderful stories, wonderful expressions.”
As for the singing, one of her favourites was the contra-altist, Jiansheng Yang. However, she said the erhu performance made her feel like she was “in Heaven.”
“The most beautiful musical experience for me was the Erhu player, Xiaochun Qi. It was perfect, I wanted to listen it for a whole lifetime. Like magic, splendid.”
The erhu is a two-stringed Chinese instrument known for its wide range of notes and mellow, haunting sound. Polarczyk also commented on the professionalism of the show.
“It was like professional recording, like they polished faults in studio and then played the best version of recording. Perfect. From artistic viewpoint I’m very positively surprised.”