Shen Yun ‘Is top rung when it comes to vocal and verbal art,’ Says Operagoer

February 18, 2018

“It is brand new to us. We have season tickets to the opera, so we are here five times a year. This, though, is a special time for us to come for this dance. The singing—the opera, was a real joy—wonderful voice. She was hitting high points there that you only get with the opera, quality voices. That was impressive.”

“The dance is tremendous because, we’re used to either European or American dance—this dance is entirely different, as that’s what’s special about it… It’s a real phenomenon to us, so we are enjoying every minute of it.”

“When you hear a voice like this [the soprano], I mean this is the best, you are listening to the best Chinese singing. This is spectacular for us. We’ve never heard this kind of singing.”

“[Shen Yun is] talking about the Chinese communist oppression in China. They can’t even take this show to China. Whereas here in the United States, isn’t it remarkable that the true Chinese culture requires a free country in order to present their cultural differences? So, to me this is a great teaching opportunity for [my] classes.”

I don’t think I realized the magnitude of it, the wonderful, spiritual work of it until the singing. She coalesced the whole. … She brings it all together, because she is giving it to us in summary form in the most beautiful form that you could ask.This is amazing: this is the top rung when it comes to vocal and verbal art.”

“I really will probably use this as an illustration for my classes. I’ll be able to use it in my teaching for the rest of my life.”