DPRK opera troupe stages 'Butterfly Lovers'

Updated: 2011-10-26 14:54

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DPRK opera troupe stages 'Butterfly Lovers'

Artists from the Phibada Opera Troupe give performance in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Oct. 25, 2011.  An opera adaptation of "The Butterfly Lovers", a traditional Chinese love tragedy, was staged by the troupe from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK),in Changchun on Tuesday. The troupe's 3-month tour around China includes performances in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It is the first time foreign artists have adapted and performed this piece of Chinese folklore.The "Butterfly Lovers" is a Chinese legend of a tragic love story of a pair of lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, whose names form the title of the story. The title is often abbreviated to Liang Zhu and often regarded as the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juliet. [Photo/Xinhua]

DPRK opera troupe stages 'Butterfly Lovers'

Artists from the Phibada Opera Troupe give performance in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Oct. 25, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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