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(China Daily) Updated: 2013-01-21 10:35


Bilingual love musical

Musical Cho Cho is a Chinese-English bilingual version, a modern adaptation from Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly. It's co-produced by the Arts Center Melbourne and the National Theater of China, starring both top-notch Australian and Chinese performers. It tells a story of a 15-year-old Chinese girl named Butterfly who fell in love with an American captain but ended up in suicide.

7:30 pm, Jan 20. The National Theater of China, 227 Guanganmenwai Dajie, Xicheng district. 400-610-3721

Orchestra concert

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Shenyu Art Treasures Exhibition opens in Beijing

Chicago Symphony Orchestra is known for its brass music and skills of wind and string. It brings a series of classical music, including Dvorak's Symphony No 5 and selection from Stravinsky's Fairy's Kiss. The conductor Riccardo Muti has cooperated with many world-renowned orchestras and won two Grammy awards for his debut recording with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

7:30 pm, Feb 3. National Center for the Performing Arts, 2 West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng district. 010-6655-0000

Impressionist art

Beijing Art Museum is displaying 166 works by more than 70 world-known impressionist artists, including Edouard Manet, Jean-Francois Millet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Exhibits covers Millet's The Sewer, Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere and Olympia. The works unfold the evolution and development of modern prints in the West between late 19th century and 20th century.

9 am-4 pm, until Feb 26. Beijing Art Museum, 121 Wanshousi Road, Haidian district. 010-6841-3380

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