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"Turandot" to Be Premiered at Meixihu Theater

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The famous opera "Turandot" will be premiered in Hunan. It will debut at the Meixihu International Culture & Arts Center Grand Theater on October 26 and 27. 
"Turandot" is a three-act opera adapted by the famous Italian composer Giacomo Puccini according to Gotcha's tragic comedy. It is regarded as one of the top ten operas in the world. It is the only one among the top ten that has Chinese elements. The tune of the Chinese folk song "Jasmine Flower" is part of the main music materials of the opera. The ballad thus became the first Chinese folk song that enjoyed the greatest popularity with overseas audience. 
The performance is co-organized by the Hunan Performance Group, the Meixihu International Culture & Arts Center Grand Theater, and the Carlos Felice Theater in Genoa, Italy. World's top singers and Chinese artists were invited to perform the opera altogether. The Hunan Symphony Orchestra will cooperate with a famous Italian conductor to perform the opera.
At the same time, the Central Conservatory of Music Choir, the Central South University Choir, the Yi Duo Duo Children's Choir, and students majoring in dance performance at the School of Film and Television Art of Hunan Mass Media Vocational and Technical College will participate in the performance. The opera will help promote the culture exchanges between China and Italy. 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government.
Translator: Zhang Meng
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