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June 04, 2005

Kunqu Opera - The Peony Pavilion

Spent Saturday afternoon, attending a performance of The Peony Pavilion at Taipei's Zhong Cheng Auditorium. This Kunqu Opera can be 18 hours long. This production is 6 hours long and I saw the first three hours. My eyes were closed at times but my ears were open. I have seen this and other Kunqu Opera in New York City. It is sung in mandarin with stage subtitles in chinese characters. Lucky I knew the story.

Posted by Dan at June 4, 2005 07:29 AM