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Kunqu Opera staged at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

11-19-2009 12:43 BJT

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2009 shows a scene of "Peony Pavilion", a well-known Chinese traditional Kunqu Opera, at the headquarters of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) in Paris, capital of France. A performance staged by China's Suzhou Kunqu Opera Troupe debut at the headquarters of UNESCO on Tuesday night. 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. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)
Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2009 shows a scene of "Peony Pavilion", a 
well-known Chinese traditional Kunqu Opera, at the headquarters of 
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural 
Organization(UNESCO) in Paris, capital of France. A performance 
staged by China's Suzhou Kunqu Opera Troupe debut at the headquarters 
of UNESCO on Tuesday night. 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. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)


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