The China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre presents The Legend of the Chinese Song Fairy – Opera Liu Sanjie in Concert – performed by 56 artists including a 40-person choir in this Australian Premiere.
China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre (CNODDT) proudly returns to Australia in December for a concert production of the classic masterpiece Chinese opera Liu Sanjie. This is the first time this stunning concert format has been presented out of China.
Liu Sanjie in Concert is a touring concert production of the classic masterpiece Chinese opera Liu Sanjie that tells the inspiring story of courage, hope and love for the most iconic figure of Guangxi Zhuang ethnic group – Liu Sanjie, a legendary folk singer known as the Chinese ‘Song Fairy’. With her songs, it is said she gives a voice to the impoverished and sings about her yearning for love.
The concert features the renowned folk songs from the original and much-loved film that has entertained millions for over half a century. It includes two of China’s acclaimed performers NingJiang and Pan Wu, with a 40-person choir and accompanied by Biyan Duan on piano.
Zhao Haifeng, producer of the opera said, “Liu Sanjie is a cultural icon of Chinese folk music. Adapting the beautiful story into opera allows more and more people to know about Guilin and the classic folk songs.”
Established in 1951, the renowned Chinese Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre (CNODDT) has created a large number of popular opera and dance dramas with their unique artistic style. The organisation has fostered a large number of performers who have enjoyed great success across China.
Cast: Liu Sanjie – Ning Jiang/ A Niu- Pan Wu
Musicians: Conductor Dawei Li/ Piano Biyan Duan