Last Friday, audiences at the Metropolitan Museum enjoyed an abridged version of a well-known piece of Kunqu, the oldest form of Chinese opera: ‘The Peony Pavilion’. From James R. Oestreich’s review at the New...
by Julie Johnson | Feb 26, 2008
After sharp criticism of the Education Ministry’s plan to introduce traditional Peking Opera curriculum in schools, the government reassured the public that the program wouldn’t be mandatory. Critics of the government’s plan say...
For Tan Dun’s ‘First Emperor,’ the Met Does a Way-Out-of-Town Tryout Ôºç Lois B. Morris and Robert Lipsyte
by Sophia Cao | May 14, 2006
From The New York Times (link): THE first fitting of “The First Emperor’s” new clothes was outsourced from New York to China last month in an unusual workshop for the most expensive and complex opera the Metropolitan Opera has ever commissioned. Workshops for new operas are typically held with singers around a piano, and there […]
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