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Suzhou Kun Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province – Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Peony Pavilion / Based on the play of Tang Xianzu

12 July, 21:00

A young woman dreams about a mysterious, handsome young man, for whom she develops an intense longing. Thus, begins the extraordinary love story of The Peony Pavilion, a masterpiece of Kun Opera, based on the classic 16th-century play by Tang Xianzu. In the second part of the story, the young Liu Mengmei, on his way to imperial examinations, drops by the abandoned Du family home where he sees a portrait of the lovely, but tragically deceased Du Liniang and falls in love with her. Subsequently, Liniang appears to him in a dream and bids him to do something slightly bizarre. We are then plunged into Liu Mengmei’s search for Du Liniang’s father amidst a period of national crisis and rebellion in this breathtaking story. Established in 1956, the Suzhou Kun Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province has performed both Kun Opera and Su Opera. In 2001, the Opera adopted its current name. For the past sixty years, it has promoted the revival of Kun Opera.

Performed by: Suzhou Kun Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province, China
Producer: Cai Shaohua
Stage manager: Lyv Fuhai
Lighting design: Wong Choo Yean
Sound engineer: Shi Zuhua
Costume design: Ma Xiaoqing
Make-up artist: Fu Xiaoling
Follow spots/Props: Li Qiang, Yan Yunxiao
Cast: Shen Fengying (Du Liniang), Yu Jiulin (Liu Mengmei), Shen Guofang (Spring Fragrance), Tao Hongzhen (Sister Stone), Chen Lingling (Dame Du), Tang Rong, Liu Yu, Hu Chunyan, Miao Dan, Zhou Xiaoyue, Xu Chao, Li Jierui, Xu Jiawen, Xu Hanjing, Yang Han, Zhou Jing (Flower spirits)
Orchestra: Zou Jianliang (transverse flute), Xin Shilin (percussion), Zhou Mingjun (sheng), Wang Yingying (pipa), Qian Yuchuan (dulcimer), Zhang Cuicui (zheng), Yao Shenxing (gaohu), FuHao (erhu), Yang Lei (zhongu), Xu Chenhao (cello), Su Zhiyuan, Liu Changbin (small gong)

Presented by: China Arts and Entertainment Group
Producer: Zhang Yu
Executive producer: Qin Wenhuan

Production director: Wang Xiuqin

Project managers: Hua Jingwen, Li Yuanyuan

Part of the China-Greece Cultural Exchanges and Culture Industry Cooperation Year

Ticket prices : Regular tickets : Prices from 50 -15 €, Students 10€, People with disabilities / Unempoyed : 5 €

With English and Greek surtitles

Duration : 135’

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