Revolution-themed modern Wuju Opera staged in Lishui
A scene from the modern Wuju Opera Under Kuocang Mountain. [Photo/chinadaliy.com.cn]
The new revolution-themed modern Wuju Opera Kuocangshanxia (《括苍山下》) – or Under Kuocang Mountain, was staged at the Lishui Grand Theater in the city of Lishui, East China's Zhejiang province, on June 6.
The play was jointly created by the Zhejiang Wuju Opera Art Research Institute and the government of Jinyun county in Lishui.
It was adapted from the true story of an opera troupe in Xiaozhang village, Jinyun that helped the underground members of the Communist Party of China in their fight against Kuomintang troops during the War of Liberation.
The play brilliantly interprets the touching story of the revolutionary ancestors' brave struggle, showing the revolutionary spirit and patriotism of local people.
Shao Jianwei, the scriptwriter, said that Under Kuocang Mountain is a clever combination of traditional opera and modern forms of expression that eulogizes the heroic revolutionary spirit of the martyrs.
The play is divided into seven scenes and runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes.