CNPOC Performed in the UK for the Third Time
On Nov. 8th, led by famous artists Yu Kuizhi and Li Shengsu, a group of 65 members of CNPOC arrived in London, starting their 3rd tour in the UK. In 2005 and 2015, the excellent performances given by CNPOC in the UK has received broad attention by all walks of people. And this time, invited by Sinolink Productions, CNPOC brought two classical Peking Operas The Reconciliation of the General and the Prime Minister, and Legend of the White Snake to the Peacock Theater from Oct 13th to 15th.
On the eve of 12th, Yu Kuizhi, Li Shengsu and other major artists of CNPOC attended the welcome reception hosted by the British Overseas Chinese. Other joined guests are the Chinese Culture Counsellor to the British Embassy Xiang Xiaowei and other leaders of Overseas Chinese Federation.
On Oct 13th, the Opera The Reconciliation of the General and the Prime Minister was put on in the Peacock Theater and thousands of audiences attended the performance. The guests highly praised the show, saying that they were not only attracted by the artistic charm but also the thoughts and meaning embedded in the Opera. The Opera tells the reconciliation between General Lian Po and Prime Minister Lin Xiangru of the State of Zhao after conflicts and shows how individuals maintain self-restraint in order to jointly protect the country.
On Oct 14th, the famous Opera actress Li Shengsu brought the very classical Peking Opera Legend of the White Snake to the Peacock Theater. The opera tells the love story between White Lady, a white snake spirit, and Xu Xian, which deeply moved British audience. The performance was warmly welcomed.
The third tour of CNPOC in London has promoted cultural exchanges between China and the UK. CNPOC is looking forward to take more Peking Operas to more countries.