Kunqu Opera The Peony Pavilion resounds in Suzhou
2018-10-20 14:55:00


A condensed version of Kunqu Opera The Peony Pavilion: The Dream in the Garden is staged in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, Oct. 19.

Written by Tang Xianzu, a great playwright of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the art show tells a love story between the young lady Du Liniang and scholar Liu Mengmei, whom she encountered and romanced in a dream.

In the late Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the opera came into being in Suzhou and was announced among the first group of the Oral and Intangible Culture Heritage List by UNESCO in 2001.

Source: jschina.com.cn Editor: Dylan