Chinese Opera, Abridged, at Metropolitan Museum

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...

Beijing Has Thing For Puccini Opera Set In China

From Los Angeles Times: Gli enigmi sono tre, una e la vita!li enigmi sono tre, una e la vita! What does the above mean? (“The riddles are three; life is one!”) Where is it from? (The opera “Turandot.”)...

The Met Grooms a Young Star

The Wall Street Journal profiles opera singer Shen Yang, who will have his debut with New York’s Metropolitan Opera next month after being discovered in China by world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming: Ms. Fleming calls...

Aventurina King: Shakespeare Brushes Up on His Chinese

From The New York Times: MACBETH does a back flip from a 10-foot-high city wall; his queen sings a lament as she wipes imaginary blood from her hands; and the courtiers enact their coup in Han dynasty dress. It is no typical production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” that Spoleto Festival U.S.A. is presenting on Thursday and […]

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