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Selections of the Four Great Classical Kunqu Operas

http://www.chinese.cn 09:36, December 22, 2010 National Centre for the Performing Arts

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Rebellion after the Banquet from The Palace of Eternal Youth
Rebellion after the Banquet from The Palace of Eternal Youth

A Date of "Orchid and Pearl": Selections of the Four Great Classical Kunqu Operas (NCPA's Production)

Venue: Multi-functional Theatre

Dates: Dec. 24-27, 2010 19:30

Price: 280 240 200 RMB

About the Show

Widely known as "the ancestor of all Chinese traditional operas", Kunqu Opera not only ranks among the most splendid and miraculous extant cultural art forms in China, but also a source of the most ancient three drama forms around the world - Ancient Greek Play, Buddhist play and Chinese drama. With an integration of China's classical art and aesthetics, Kunqu opera embodies the highest artistic achievements of oriental art.

For celebrating its third anniversary, the NCPA strains its nerve to prepare this special performance. As the NCPA is hailed as a dazzling pearl on water, Kunqu Opera is liken to a solitary orchid in the garden of hundreds of drama flowers by Premier Zhou Enlai. On this special occasion, this six hundred years old delicate orchid embraces its new spring in NCPA. Let's expect a visual feast of unrivalled masterpieces on such a sumptuous palace.