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Opera adaptation of writer Mo Yan's 'Sandalwood Death' to debut in Beijing

"I am happy to see my work has been adapted into an opera," Chinese Nobel Prize-winning writer Mo Yan, told media at a press event on Monday in Beijing about the upcoming opera adaptation of his novel Sandalwood Death.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:23:41

Top Peking Opera artists to present classics at NY festival

Top Peking Opera artists will bring to New Yorkers some of the art form's best masterpieces including one based upon the epic Battle of Red Cliffs during China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/8 18:18:41

'Love for Yi Region' showcases the culture of Southwest China's Yi ethnic minority

New music and dance show Love for Yi Region debuted at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Friday and Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 18:03:40

English-language musical "Gone with the Wind" starts world tour in Beijing

The world tour of the English-language musical version of "Gone with the Wind" will start in Beijing on Nov. 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/4 12:08:34

Chinese production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet " set for stage in November

Chinese director Li Liuyi's new drama Hamlet will premiere at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing on Nov. 28, marking the start of its world tour.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/4 10:35:17

Chinese stage director Meng Jinghui receives award for contributions to Russian cultural heritage

In recognition of his contributions to Russian culture, Chinese stage director Meng Jinghui was awarded the Pushkin Medal by Russia's Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy, Labor, Health and Pension Provision Tatyana Golikova at the Russian Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 17:33:40

Comedie-Francaise to perform for first time in Greece

Spanning three centuries of history, Comedie-Francaise, one of the most famous and oldest active theater companies worldwide, will perform for the first time ever next summer in Greece's ancient Epidaurus theater, organizers of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival told a press conference on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/1 16:43:40

Chinese dance drama 'Liu Sanjie' to compete at Lotus Awards

Chinese director Ding Wei's dance drama Liu Sanjie will compete for top honors at the Lotus Awards, China's top award for dance, from November 25 to December 9. The production is seen as a top contender for one of the five awards given out at the event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 18:33:40

BMF hosts master class on 'Written on Skin'

A master class on George Benjamin's stage play Written on Skin was jointly hosted by the KT Wong Foundation and the Beijing Music Festival (BMF)at Beijing's Poly Theatre on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/24 18:38:40

Immersive opera 'Orfeo' to debut during Beijing Music Festival

The innovative immersive opera Orfeo will debut at the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF) on Friday. The work, directed by Zou Shuang and composed by Fay Kueen Wang is the second performance commissioned by BMF for its New Wave Site Specific Opera/Music Theatre category since 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 18:38:40

Shandong to host the first National Folk Performance Season

China's first National Folk Performance Season will be held in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, from October 24 to November 2, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:08:41

Met Opera aims to lure millennials with 'Under 40' parties

The Metropolitan Opera is digging deep into its bag of tricks as it attempts to lure in younger generations more familiar with Mozart in the Jungle than its long-dead inspiration.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 17:53:39

English version of "The Orphan of Zhao" starts Asia tour in Beijing

An English production of the traditional Chinese play, "The Orphan of Zhao," was staged in Beijing on Sunday, starting its Asian tour.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 9:00:07

China National Peking Opera Company brings Tang Dynasty romance to London

The China National Peking Opera Company is bringing two of the world's finest Peking Operas to Sadler's Wells Theatre in London on October 19 and 20.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 17:53:39

Kunshan to host Chinese Opera Gala

Kunshan in East China's Jiangsu Province will host the First Chinese Opera Gala from late October to December, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced at a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 18:03:40

Dance pioneer

Arthur Mitchell, a pioneering African-American ballet dancer, died on Wednesday at the age of 84, the Dance Theatre of Harlem troupe which he co-founded announced.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 18:48:40

Tianjin Grand Theatre releases Autumn/Winter Season schedule

The Tianjin Grand Theatre announced its performance schedule for its upcoming Autumn and Winter Season in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 18:23:41

Beijing Comedy Week kicks off with military play

A stage play focusing on life in the young soldiers' barrack kicked off the annual Beijing Comedy Week on Tuesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 18:23:40