Wuxi's first national opera strives for perfection
2018-01-10 09:34:00

Wuxi's first national opera the Second Spring staged during the third China Opera Festival in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu province from Jan 5-6. [Photo/jscnt.gov.cn]

The national opera 'the Second Spring ' staged during the third China Opera Festival in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu province from Jan 5-6.

The Second Spring tells the story of Ah Bing, a folk artist from Wuxi, who earned a living by playing music in the streets, while struggling with poverty and darkness for several decades.

Named after Ah Bing's representative the Moon over a Fountain, the national opera has been supported by the government since 2015. Established 20 years ago, it is the first national opera in Jiangsu province.

Adding contemporary opera to traditional national opera,the Second Spring engages audiences through a contemporary erhu player's view.

Comprising mostly members from Wuxi opera and dance troupe, the performers combine national opera with Wuxi's characteristics to show personality and the psychology of the protagonist. The show has attracted famous tenor Wang Hongwei to play the leading role as Ah Bing.

Source:chinadaily.com.cn Editor:Hiram