Chinese National Opera: Red River Valley

April 24, 2012
Editor: Yang Zixin

Adapted from the film of the same name, this Chinese national opera tells a moving love story that takes place on the Tibetan plateau in the early 20th century. Red River Valley is a 1997 film about the British incursion into Tibet, starring Paul Kersey and Ning Jing. It was also released under the title A Tale of the Sacred Mountain. A book by Peter Fleming, Ian Fleming's brother, is credited in the movie. In 1961, Fleming published Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904.

Though popular in China (where it won numerous prizes at China's three main award ceremonies: Huabiao, Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers), Red River Valley was little seen outside of the mainland.

The film's production was part of an official Chinese government effort -- also reflected in the schools -- to incorporate the Tibet incursion into the story of the century of humiliation China suffered at the hands of Western and Japanese invaders and commercial interests. The Chinese treat the Tibet episode, in which some 1,000 Tibetans died, as the Tibetans defending China.

Red River Valley [piao198.com.cn]

Red River Valley [piao198.com.cn]

When: May 4-6, 2012  7:30 pm daily

Where: National Center for the Performing Arts

Ticket Price: RMB80-480 (US$12.7-76.2)

CONTACT: 6655-0000 
                     www.chncpa.org/ens

(Source: cityweekend.com.cn)

Please understand that womenofchina.cn,a non-profit, information-communication website, cannot reach every writer before using articles and images. For copyright issues, please contact us by emailing: website@womenofchina.cn. The articles published and opinions expressed on this website represent the opinions of writers and are not necessarily shared by womenofchina.cn.


32.3K
Comments
Related Story