Feature: Kunqu Strives to Win Young Audience – Xinhua News

peony Pavilion.jpg From Xinhua News Agency via China Net:

“The greatest contribution of The Youth Version of The Peony Pavilion(Áâ°‰∏π‰∫≠), which will leave an important chapter in the history of Kunqu Opera(ÊòÜÊõ≤), is to have won back young audience,” acclaimed artist Wang Shiyu.

Regarded as “the mother of all operas”, Kunqu has a long history of over 500 years and is one of China’s extant oldest dramatic forms. It was listed as one of the 19 inaugural “Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2001.[full text]

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