Opera Carmen debuts in Harbin
Updated : 2013-08-13
By Zhang Anqi ( chinadaily.com.cn )
French composer Bizet’s Carmen, performed by the Shanghai Opera House, was put on stage at the Harbin International Convention and Exhibition Center on the evening of August 8 for the first time.
As an exciting part of the music program of the “Charming Harbin Summer” activities, this version of Carmen, adapted by the Shanghai Opera House in 2012, cuts some French monologues and scenes of children playing, making the plot more intense and powerful. Qu Lei, deputy-mayor of Harbin city, watched the show.
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