Edinburgh, July 2012: China's Three Tenors will perform with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Usher Hall for one night only on Friday 3 August, 7.30pm.
Formed in 2011, ten years on from the original Three Tenor's concert in the Chinese capital Beijing, the trio comprises China's most celebrated tenors: Dai Yuqiang, Wei Song and Warren Wah-lun Mok. Their world tour began in October, with the premier concert being held in the city of Beijing, followed by performances in Hong Kong, Macau and New York. After Edinburgh they will be performing in Freiburg and Cologne.
Dai Yuqiang was Luciano Pavarotti's first and only Chinese student, while Wei Song is known in the People's Republic as 'China's Pavarotti', and is Vice President of the Shanghai Opera House. Warren Wah-lun Mok, from Hong Kong, has a distinguished international career as one of China's top opera singers as well as being Artistic Director of the Macau International Music Festival and Founder of Opera Hong Kong. This concert marks 25 years since his European debut.
The concert, A Beijing Night with China's Three Tenors, is sponsored by the Beijing tourist board, for which the trio are ambassadors.
The repertoire for the concert, conducted by Martin Yates, includes pieces from classic European operas such as Tosca, Carmen and Rigoletto, the works of renowned contemporary composers from China, and a selection of traditional Chinese folk songs.
Those attending the concert in Edinburgh have the chance to win a holiday in Beijing to see sights such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Great Wall of China.
For cultural tourists, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is a spectacular example of contemporary architecture with its shell-like exterior, partially underwater, housing large-scale performances in classical music, opera, theatre and ballet.
Tickets for A Beijing Night with China's Three Tenors cost £15-£35 from www.usherhall.co.uk or 0131 228 1155. 2 for 1 tickets are available until 21 July.