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Leo Tolstoy's 'Resurrection' to be adapted for Beijing stage


A new opera based on renowned Russian writer Leo Tolstoy's novel "Resurrection" will be performed at Beijing Theaters on Wednesday and Thursday.

Directed by Duan Xingtao, the opera stars Chinese soprano Song Yuanming and Chinese baritone Zhang Yang as major characters Maslova and Nekhlyudov. The music was jointly composed by Chinese and Russian artists and will feature a mix of Chinese and Russian styles.

The opera follows the plot of the original novel but will offer a different ending to give the story more possibilities. Dancing performances will also be incorporated into the opera.


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