Ren Rong Performing Arts Studio Bel Canto Night


Ren Rong Performing Arts Studio “Bel Canto Night”
The Courtyard is Filled with Fragrance all Year Round

National Palace Museum Saturday Night Performing Arts Program

Place: National Palace Museum, First Floor Display Area, Main Building, Hall B1
Time: November 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Host: National Palace Museum
Sponsor: Ting Hsing International Group, Wei Chuan Corporation

The Ren Rong Performing Arts Studio will perform traditional Chinese art songs and folk songs. The program will consist entirely of songs about flowers.

任蓉藝術表演學坊 “美聲之夜” 四季滿庭芳

地點:國立故宮博物院 第一展覽區(正館)B1大廳
時間:2014.11.29 週六 晚間 六時起


Class Schedule 2014.06.13 – 2014.08.22

Maestro Ren Friday Voice Class Schedule
2014.06 – 2014.08 課程表

6.13 – class 有課
6.20 – no class 無課
6.27 – class 有課
7.04 – summer school 暑期學校
7.11 – summer school 暑期學校
7.18 – summer school 暑期學校
7.25 – summer school 暑期學校
8.01 – summer school 暑期學校
8.08 – summer school 暑期學校
8.15 – summer school 暑期學校
8.22 – class 有課

10.22 – recital 發表會

Besame Mucho

piano solo, performed by none other than the composer herself, Consuela Velasquez

sung by Sara Montiel, Spanish singer

sung by Placido Domingo, Spanish tenor

sung by Sumi Jo, Korean soprano
Is it just me? Or is this a surprising bad interpretation by an otherwise great singer?

sung by Raquel Andueza, Spanish soprano

sung by Denise Gutierrez and León Larregui of the Mexican band “Zoe”
This rendition rocks!

Bésame Mucho (Kiss me a lot / 深情地親吻我)
Composed by Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, at the age of 15

Original Spanish Lyrics

Bésame, bésame mucho
como si fuera esta la noche la última vez
Bésame, bésame mucho
que tengo miedo a perderte, perderte después

Quiero tenerte muy cerca, mirame en tus ojos, verte junto a mí,
Piensa que tal vez mañana, yo ya estaré lejos, muy lejos de aquí.




Translated into English

Kiss me, kiss me a lot,
As if tonight were the last time,
Kiss me, kiss me a lot,
For I am afraid to lose you, to lose you afterwards.

I want to hold you close, to see myself in your eyes, to see you next to me,
Thinking that maybe tomorrow I already will be far, far away from here.


[ Chorus:
Bé-sa-me / bé-sa-me mu-cho /
co-mo si fue-ra es-ta la no-che / la úl-ti-ma vez /
Bé-sa-me / bé-sa-me mu-cho /
que ten-go mie-do a per-der-te / per-der-te des-pués / ]

[ Chorus ]

Quie-ro te-ner-te muy cer-ca / mi-ra-me en tus o-jos / ver-te jun-to a mí /
Pien-sa que tal vez ma-ña-na / yo ya es-ta-ré le-jos / muy le-jos de a-quí /

[ Chorus ]

[ Chorus ]

October 9, 2013 Recital

October 9, 2013 Recital
Un Viaggio nel Bel Canto
Posted by Bevin Chu







Several years ago, student leaders in Maestro Ren’s voice class decided to name the student recital series “乘著歌聲的翅膀,” or “On the Wings of Song.”

The name, as many have probably guessed, was taken from the title of German composer Felix Mendelssohn’s famous lieder, “Auf Flügeln des Gesanges.” It was an inspired name for a recital series.

I came up with a flyer and program that included images of Baroque era “Recording Angels.” It looked pretty good. Over the years however, both the name and the graphics have become a little stale. It is now time for a change.

Fellow student 劉一強 John Liu and class president 張智慧 Chang Chi-hui recently suggested a new name, “美聲之旅.” In English, “A Voyage into Bel Canto.” In Italian, “Un Viaggio nel Bel Canto.”

Therefore with veteran classmate 秦桂英 Cynthia Chin’s guidance, I have redesigned the flyer and program accordingly.

20131009 知音時間

2014 Recital Schedule:




As usual on Wednesday afternoons at 14:30

Maestro Ren picks a winner!

Maestro Ren picks a winner!
August 30, 2013
Taipei, China

Maestro Ren Rong’s Mondial Chinese Vocalist Concours 任蓉世華聲樂大賽 picked Chinese bass-baritone Ao Li 李鳌 as its Men’s Category First Prize winner.

Ao Li 李鳌, Chinese bass-baritone performed Aleko’s “Ves tabor spit” by Sergei Rachmaninov

Maestro Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, The World Opera Competition, agrees. The 2013 Operalia in Verona has also picked Ao Li as its Men’s Category First Prize winner.

For those unfamiliar with Operalia:

Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, The World Opera Competition, was founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to discover and help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers of today. His goal is to attract singers of all voice tessituras and from every country in the world ranging from 18 to 32 years of age, to have them audition and be heard by a panel of distinguished international opera personalities, in the most prestigious and competitive showcase in the world.

“Operalia is like the Olympic games for the opera,” Domingo said in a press release issued by the competition. “Singers from all over the world compete to get to the finals and to win.”

The 20th Anniversary of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, The World Opera Competition, was celebrated on August 25th 2013, at the Final Concert of 2013 competition in Verona.

Maestro Domingo’s Operalia, the most important competition of its kind in the world, has affirmed Maestro Ren’s impeccable artistic judgment.

Congratulations, Maestro Ren! Ritorna Vincitor!

Next generation of Opera Stars Have been awarded in Verona

Operalia 2013: Final Round!/operalia-2013-teatro-filarmonico-di-verona

Russian Soprano Aida Garifullina and Chinese Bass-Baritone Ao Li Earn Top Prizes in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition