Jul 14, 2014

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As this year marks the 15th anniversary of its return to China, for the first time, the story of the city will be taken to the stage by artists from a Peking Opera / Beijing Opera troupe in east China's Jiangsu Province. And renowned Macao writer Mu Xinxin also plays an important role in the script writing.

Jinghaihun, or The Soul of Macao, focuses on a famous incident in the city's history - the only assassination of a Portuguese governor during its 450 years as a colony.

To fight against a heavy taxation system and the ill treatment of the people, villager Shen Zhiliang kills the governor with the help of a group of locals.

All the performers are from the Peking Opera / Beijing Opera Troupe of the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group. The play is written by renowned Macao writer Mu Xinxin.

When the idea of taking the story to the stage, I only had one choice - to make it into a Peking Opera / Beijing Opera show. I believe it's the best way to present such a story, said Mu.

Although the tale dates back to more than 150 years ago, Mu artfully combines modern Macao elements into it.

The show features Kungfu, as well as Macao's signature drunken dragon performance.

Audiences can enjoy some authentic Macao culture in the show. There is an amazing mix of Chinese and Portuguese cultures, she said.

The show also features famous Peking Opera / Beijing Opera artist Wu Lei, and will make its debut in Nanjing on July 29th. Audiences in Macao will get the chance to see the show in January of next year.

SOURCE: CNTV

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