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Two Nights of Enchanting Chinese Opera


13 May 2010

In September 2009, when the Confucius Institute put on the first Chinese opera night, they had very little expectation, only to be surprised by the overwhelming response. Close to 700 spectators turned out for an outstanding performance that delighted audience members and left them hungry for more.

Back by popular demand, Jingkun Theatre will perform two programs in May: a series of popular highlights from classical Kunqu operas andtheir award-winning Black Dragon Residence.

Kunqu is one of the most loved forms of Chinese opera, famous for its lyrical texts and seamless coordination of song, dance and movement. In 2001, Kunqu opera was listed among UNESCO's most remarkable examples of World Oral and Intangible heritage.