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Beijing to host Opera Fest!

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BEIJING: An opera festival will be held by the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) here from 10th April 10 to 4th August, bringing audiences with 38 performances of 11 domestic and overseas classic operas and concerts.
Chinese operas “The Long March” and “170 Days in Nanking” will be staged at the NCPA in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, according to a press conference held by the center on Sunday.
Audiences will also enjoy world classic operas such as “Les Pecheurs de Perles,” “Un Ballo in Maschera,” “Turandot,” “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” and “Snow White.”
Other arts promotion activities will be held during the festival, including weekend concerts and lectures on appreciating operas.

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Classical singer Ustad Bare Ghulam Ali remembered

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ISLAMABAD: The legendary classical singer, Ustad Bare Ghulam Ali Khan was remembered on his 51st death anniversary today (Tuesday).

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan was born in Kasur, a small town near Lahore, Pakistan then Punjab province in British India.

Though he started his career by singing a few compositions of his late father Ali Baksh Khan and uncle Kale Khan, Bade Ghulam amalgamated the best of three traditions into his own Patiala-Kasur style: the Behram Khani elements of Dhrupad, the gyrations of Jaipur, and the behlavas (embellishments) of Gwalior.

He died at Basheerbagh Palace in Hyderabad on 23 April 1968 after a prolonged illness which left him partially paralyzed in the last few years of his life.

 

 

 

 

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Legendary comedian Moin Akhtar’s 8th death anniversary observed today

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Legendary comedian Moin Akhtar’s 8th death anniversary observed today

KARACHI: The fans of comedy king and legendary TV Film artiste, Moin Akhtar observed his 8th death anniversary on Monday remembering his lifetime services.

Born on December 24, 1950, Moin Akhtar left his fans on April 22, 2011. He was considered as a comedian of extremely high standard in Pakistan with experience of entertaining his audience for a long time. From theater to silver screen, Moin Akhtar’s work introduced nonstop laughter for everyone and became popular among the entertainment loving audience.

He was liked for providing humor for people of all ages, and with a style that remains unmatched. His attempts to avoid vulgarity in his humor rendered him a favorite amongst family audiences. He was fluent in several languages, including English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pashto, Gujarati and Urdu. He performed not only in Pakistan but played in several stage shows like Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai with Umer Sharif in India too.

He was awarded Pride of Performance in 1996 by the Government of Pakistan and Sitara-i-Imtiaz awarded in 2011.

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Legendary comedian Moin Akhtar’s 8th death anniversary tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: The fans of comedy king and legendary TV Film artiste, Moin Akhtar, will remember his lifetime services on his 8th death anniversary on April 22.

Born on December 24, 1950, Moin Akhtar left his fans on April 22, 2011. He was considered as a comedian of extremely high standard in Pakistan with experience of entertaining his audience for a long time.

From theater to silver screen, Moin Akhtar’s work introduced nonstop laughter for everyone and became popular among the entertainment loving audience.

He was liked for providing humor for people of all ages, and with a style that remains unmatched.

His attempts to avoid vulgarity in his humor rendered him a favorite amongst family audiences.

He was fluent in several languages, including English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pashto, Gujarati and Urdu. He performed not only in Pakistan but played in several stage shows like Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai with Umer Sharif in India too.

 

 

 

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