I Visited the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in China!
I visited the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in China!
Lilie Matsumine’s friend and curator, Phoenix Yao, gave us a tour backstage. Thank you for the special treatment!
NCPA is Asia’s largest theater facility. The architect, Paul Andreu, also known for the design of Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, designed the NCPA at a cost of 3.2 billion yuan (50 billion Japanese yen).
The announcement of the project was in 1998 by the General Secretary of the People’s Republic, Jiang Zemin, and it was completed in December 2007 after spending more than 10 years with the prestige of the nation.
Often described as the Giant Egg, the NCPA has 4 large theaters inside. Among the 4, the 3 major halls are The Opera Hall (2,416 seats), The Music Hall (2,017), and Concert Hall (1,040 seats).
Just standing in this theater gave me, as a businessman, goosebumps I was so excited. I would love to have the opportunity to produce something here, but it’s easier said than done!