Xuefei Chen Axelsson
Stockholm, Sept. 22(Greenpost)–Chinese Kunqu Opera the Peony Pavilion was performed by famous Chinese artists in Stockholm to mark the traditional Chinese Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 18th in ABF.
Famous Chinese Kunqu Opera artists Gong Yinlei and Qian Zhenrong as well as Cong Haiyan from Suzhou, Jiangsu province and Swedish artist Hao Jingxia gave a wonderful performance of the 600 year old a love story with a special artistic genre.
The Peony Pavilion is a play written by Tang Xianzu in the Ming Dynasty and first performed in 1598 marking one of the four dreams. It is about love between a woman Du Liniang coming from a higher official family fell in love with a talented man and their meeting in the Moon Festival.
“We are glad that we can perform the traditional Chinese Kunqu Opera here for Swedish audience and many Chinese audience. ”
The performance was performed in Chinese, but there is translations on the screen so that the Swedish audience can also understand.
The concert hall was full with about 400 audiences including Chinese Ambassador Chen Yuming, his wife Bai Xiaomei and Education Counselor Dou Chunxiang as well as many opera fans.