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Original Opera Highlights to open Shanghai

05-20-2010 08:54 BJT Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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Three original operas, created in China and based on Chinese stories, are headed for the stage at Shanghai Grand Theater. They will treat residents and Expo visitors with an A-list line up.

Renowned opera singers including Dai Yuqiang and Zhang Liping are among the stars planning to perform in a program called "Original Opera Highlights in Shanghai." And for Sunday's opening ceremony, the artists will team up to sing an ode for the Shanghai World Expo.

The three major China-made operas are "Xi Shi", about the famous Chinese beauty, and "The King of Chu", and "Thunderstorm", adapted from Cao Yu's famous play. All three plays are adapted from well-known Chinese stories, but with a modern twist and a grand stage design.

The operas will run at Shanghai Grand Theater untill June the 8th.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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