Bishkek, Oct. 3, 2017 / Kabar/. For the first time in the history of independent Kyrgyzstan, the opera of Manas epic in the Chinese language was premiered at the Tien Chiao Grand Theater in Beijing, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.
The opera was held on September 30 on the eve of China's national holiday - the 68th anniversary of China's Formation Day" (October 1). The opera was staged with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of China and the Chinese National Opera Institute by the version of Jusup Mamai's book "Manas".
The script was prepared by Wen Xiaolin, a screenwriter of the first category, known in China. The fruitful work on preparing this opera was conducted for two years. More than 100 artists from state theaters of China took part in the production of the opera.
More than 1,500 people took part in the premier of the opera, including Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to China Azamat Usenov, deputy chairman of the People's Congress of the Kyzyl-Suu of the Kyrgyz Autonomous Region of the XUAR Zhumaki Kadir, the leadership of the Chinese National Opera Institute, ethnic Kyrgyz living in China and other guests.