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Shanghai Kunqu Opera: The Lanke Mountain (Performance 2)

The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe, one of China's most renowned theater companies, is known for their extraordinary craftsmanship. Kunqu artists combine acting, movement, singing and live music in a total theatrical immersion. One of the oldest and most influential forms of Chinese opera, the troupe brings 20 performers to New York for three special performances.

The Lanke Mountain is a tale of greed, ambition, betrayal and humor; a story which harkens back to a historical past while connecting to contemporary times. The story followings the heroine Cui, who divorces and then attempts to return to her husband. It is acted with total abandon, rarely seen in Kunqu performances, which are generally marked by subtlety and restraint.

This program is made possible, in part, by generous support from the Ministry of Culture, People's Republic of China.

Can't make it to the program? Watch the live webcast at 8:00 pm EST at asiasociety.org/live.

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Event Details

Sat 19 May 2012
8:00pm - 10:00pm

725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street), New York, NY

Online ticketing has closed. Tickets are available at the front desk. $20 members; $22 students with ID/seniors; $25 nonmembers