When other variables are taken into account, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games was undoubtedly as remarkable and inventive, if not more so, than the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics in terms of grandeur and extravagance.
With confidence, China assured the globe during the opening ceremony that it will “provide a fantastic, amazing and excellent Beijing 2022 Winter Games in a green, inclusive, open and clean manner.”
Opening Ceremony Music 2022 Winter Olympics
The background music that was played throughout the athletes’ procession is yet another memorable aspect that viewers around the world, especially music fans, are certain to remember for years.
Yes, I am one of the classical music lovers who found this musical selection to be both mildly surprising and really entertaining.
I Have To Admit That Beijing 2022 Broke the Previous Record in this Area.
I was present at the opening ceremonies for Athens 2004, Torino 2006, and Beijing 2008, and I have not missed the live broadcasts of any Olympic Games since Los Angeles in 1984.
I was a little pleased to hear the William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini when Team Greece—always the first to do so on such occasions—entered the main arena of the Bird’s Nest, where the big ceremony was taking place.
In the end, 19 pieces of music by renowned Western composers like Beethoven, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Vivaldi would be heard by audiences and TV viewers. This is more than what music lovers would have expected and perhaps more than the Vienna New Year’s Concert could provide.
As a Music Enthusiast, I can Tell That The Music Choices were Carefully Considered to Fit the Important Event.
We heard the works Voice of Spring by Johann Strauss and La Primavera (Spring) by Antonio Vivaldi on February 4, which is also known as the “Beginning of Spring,” the first of the 24 Solar Terms in the traditional Chinese calendar.
The two songs are just what people want to listen to when they bid farewell to a chilly winter since they are passionate, upbeat, and tinted with the warmth of spring.
It was wonderful that the Spring concerto from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons was selected rather than the Winter concerto. This is a brilliant move, especially considering that the audience would have been just as content with Winter’s narration.
However, French composer Emil Waldteufel’s composition Les Patineurs proved a perfect fit for the event. The English name for this piece of music is The Skaters’ Waltz, and it conjures up images of graceful skaters gliding across the ice while snowflakes dance above them.
As Team Hungary entered the main arena, music fans were treated to a lively performance of Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5.
Even though the Turkish March (this time by Beethoven) was played after Team Turkey had arrived, it added to the fun of the episode, so I’d rather think it was just a coincidence than a deliberate attempt at synchronicity.