Opera of Manas epic staged in China

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Bishkek, Jan 6, 2018. /Kabar/. The second opera premiere of the Manas epic in Chinese was held in Nanjing, Jiangsu province of China on Jan. 4-5, 2018, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The opera was staged with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of China and the Chinese National Opera Institute based on the version of Manas epic by Jusup Mamai.

The first premiere of opera of Manas epic in Chinese was held in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2017, on the eve of the national holiday of China, the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China" (Oct. 1), and also for the first time in the history of independent Kyrgyzstan.

The script was prepared by Wen Xiaolin, a well-known screenwriter of the first category in China.

It should be noted that the fruitful work on preparing the opera on the epic of Manas was conducted for two years. More than 100 artists from state theaters of China took part in the production of the opera.

The both operas included two parts of the main content of the epic of Manas and Semetey, showing the great victories, exploits and life story of Manas hero, the life and achievements of Manas’s son Semetey, who repeats his father's heroism and achieves victory over foreign invaders.

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