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Opera marks 15th anniversary of Macao's return to China

CCTV.com

07-30-2014 23:47 BJT

A Peking Opera to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to China has debuted.

Named "The Soul of Macao," the performance focuses on a famous incident in the city's history — the assassination of a Portuguese governor during Macao's 450 years as a colony.

The performance tells the story of the ill treatment of the city's citizens and of a villager named Shen Zhiliang. The protagonist is so strongly opposed to what he believes is an unjust taxation system that, with the help of a group of locals, he kills the governor.

The performance was written by renowned Macao writer Mu Xinxin, and features famous Peking opera artist Tian Lei.

Although the tale dates back to more than 150 years ago, Mu has artfully included modern Macao elements.

The show features kung fu and as Macao's signature ‘drunken dragon’ performance.

The President of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation has praised the show, saying that it embodies the Macao people's patriotism towards the Chinese mainland, and the open spirit of the city.

Audiences in Macao will get the chance to see the show from January 14, 2015.

A Peking Opera has made its debut to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Macao

A Peking Opera has made its debut to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to China.

A Peking Opera has made its debut to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Macao

A Peking Opera has made its debut to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to China.



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