KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company drew a diverse and interesting audience to its opening night, Feb. 15, at Tennessee Performing Center
For example, Mr. Charles Tellis owns a private motorcycle museum, the Tellis Museum. His 1973 Honda Elsinore DG Racer won an award at the Legend of the Motorcycle Concours at Half Moon Bay
in California in 2007. He lives half the time in Palm Springs and half the time in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was seeing Shen Yun for the first time.
Mr. Tellis said, “I thought it was very good.”
He enjoyed the music and particularly enjoyed the singers, he said. Tenor Huan Xing impressed him. “When he came out and opened up, I thought ‘wow!’ what a voice,” Mr. Tellis said.
Mrs. Tellis also enjoyed the singing. She said, “The soprano had a magnificent voice.”
According to the Shen Yun website, the company’s “vocalists’ singing technique is the genuine bel canto tenor and soprano technique, and is very similar to the technique used by the “10 great tenors” of the past. It is completely different from alto or baritone singing styles. Shen Yun has closely studied tenor and soprano singing technique, and has a grasp of this technique and how to teach it.”
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun will give four shows in Nashville from Feb. 15-17. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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