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DPRK opera troupe stages "Butterfly Lovers" in China

10-26-2011 08:43 BJT

CHANGCHUN, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Opera performers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday staged "The Butterfly Lovers" in northeast China, marking the start of a three-month performance tour of the opera around China.

Artists from the Phibada Opera Troupe give performance in Changchun, capital of northeast
China's Jilin Province, Oct. 25, 2011. An opera adaptation of "the Butterfly Lovers", a
traditional Chinese love tragedy, was staged by Phibada Opera Troupe from the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Changchun on Tuesday, which launched the troupe's 3-
month performance tour around China. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

The opera, adapted from a famous Chinese love tragedy, was staged by the Phibada Opera Troupe in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin province.

Artists integrated Korean styles of singing and dancing into their telling of the story about of a pair of lovers who turn into butterflies after their love is not blessed by the world.

After the two-day run in Changchan, the troupe will take the opera to other Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenyang.

It is not the first time for the troupe to perform an adapted version of a Chinese literary work. In 2010, the troupe brought an operatic adaptation of the literary masterpiece "Dream of the Red Chamber" to China.

An artist from the Phibada Opera Troupe gives performance in
Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Oct. 25,
2011. An opera adaptation of "the Butterfly Lovers", a traditional
Chinese love tragedy, was staged by Phibada Opera Troupe from the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Changchun on
Tuesday, which launched the troupe's 3-month performance tour
around China. (Xinhua/Liu Lihang)

Artists from the Phibada Opera Troupe give performance in Changchun, capital of northeast
China's Jilin Province, Oct. 25, 2011. An opera adaptation of "the Butterfly Lovers", a
traditional Chinese love tragedy, was staged by Phibada Opera Troupe from the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Changchun on Tuesday, which launched the troupe's 3-
month performance tour around China. (Xinhua/Liu Lihang)

Artists from the Phibada Opera Troupe give performance in Changchun, capital of northeast
China's Jilin Province, Oct. 25, 2011. An opera adaptation of "the Butterfly Lovers", a
traditional Chinese love tragedy, was staged by Phibada Opera Troupe from the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Changchun on Tuesday, which launched the troupe's 3-
month performance tour around China. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Artists from the Phibada Opera Troupe give performance in Changchun, capital of northeast
China's Jilin Province, Oct. 25, 2011. An opera adaptation of "the Butterfly Lovers", a
traditional Chinese love tragedy, was staged by Phibada Opera Troupe from the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Changchun on Tuesday, which launched the troupe's 3-
month performance tour around China. (Xinhua/Liu Lihang)

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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