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Local Fuzhou version of Ming Dynasty opera 'The Peony Pavilion' sees success with three-day tour of Beijing

The Peony Pavilion, the most well-known opera work by the great Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)playwright Tang Xianzu was staged in Beijing for three nights last week from Tuesday to Thursday in the melody native to Tang's hometown, the Fuzhou Xuhe melody.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:48:39

New Tibetan opera blends tradition with a modern storyline

Tibetan opera director Sonam Chodron has kept expanding the repertoire of her troupe, from adapting the Italian opera Turandot to designing modern operas that chronicle the changes of time.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 18:03:40

China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble's 'Colorful Dance' show closes Minzu Theater's Winter Performance season

A dance performance staged by the China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble on Sunday night capped off the ensemble's month-long Winter Performance Season.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 17:58:39

Welcome to 'The Jungle'

A boy is found dead and smoke fills the air ahead of a police raid: Traumatic memories from France's "Jungle" migrant camp are being recreated on a London stage.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/10 16:18:40

British panto brings a contemporary twist to fairy tales

A figure styled as Donald Trump is booed off stage by a rowdy audience enjoying the thrills of British pantomime, bringing a contemporary twist to traditional fairy tales.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/1 16:18:39

Chinese opera with echoes of 'Romeo and Juliet' enthralls audiences at Tunisia theater festival

A classic love story written during China's fabled Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and often likened to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet regaled the audience in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 17:48:39

London theater experiments with 'scrunch testing' as answer to dampen noisy eating at venues

A group of London theaters embroiled in a hot debate over audience snacking is adopting a novel approach: "scrunch testing."
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 17:08:39

Trio to replace disgraced Levine at Met for much-awaited 'Tosca'

New York's Metropolitan Opera announced on Tuesday that a trio of conductors will step in to lead its much-awaited but turbulent Tosca production after James Levine was suspended over sexual abuse allegations.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 18:33:39

Beijing Performing Arts Group gives glimpse of upcoming performance season

The Beijing Performing Arts Group staged its new gala Song of a New Era at Beijing's Minzu Theater from Wednesday to Friday as an important part of its upcoming performance season.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 18:18:39

Musical 'Zitan' to be staged at Poly Theater in early December

Chinese original musical Zitan (Sandalwood) produced by a local Langfang troupe will take the stage at Beijing's Poly Theater from December 13 to 14.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 17:58:39

Mystery of John Lennon's first instrument interpreted in new stage play

The story of the first musical instrument played by late British star singer John Lennon is to be given its world premiere in the former Beatles' home city of Liverpool.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/25 11:39:38

UK police probe second Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegation: report

British police are investigating Hollywood star Kevin Spacey over a second allegation of sexual assault, the Press Association news agency reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 15:03:39

Tianqiao Performing Arts Center celebrates second anniversary

The Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, which opened in Beijing two years ago, aims to establish itself as a hub for musical performances as well as art education, space exhibitions and public arts events by 2020, said Tianqiao General Manager Zhang Li on Sunday at the center's two-year anniversary celebration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 17:53:40

Chinese Opera Festival in St. Petersburg starts with graphic, musical performances

The ongoing Chinese Opera Festival in St. Petersburg has enchanted local audience with graphic performance, exhibition and educational program.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 10:20:21

Zhang Yimou's new outdoor production to showcase cultural richness of Malaysian city

Boo Kuang Loon, a Malacca-born businessman, had always wanted to contribute to the Malaysian city's cultural richness. He never thought that a letter to Zhang Yimou, the renowned Chinese director, would make his dream come true.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 18:23:39

Shanghai troupes bring five plays to Beijing's Poly Theater

Troupes from Shanghai began a week-long series of performances at Beijing's Poly Theater on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 17:43:40

Musical 'Jersey Boys' wins applause from Chinese audiences with Shanghai debut

It must have been a unique experience for the Shanghai audience on Thursday night to be the first group of people in the Chinese mainland to enjoy the famous Broadway musical Jersey Boys in the city's Daning Theatre.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 18:08:39

Broadway sensation 'Hamilton' heading to Puerto Rico in 2019

It's the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe – and on Wednesday, Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace were named co-chairs of next year's glittering Met Gala in New York.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 17:08:39