Peking opera style "faust" opens in Germany

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Added On May 18, 2017

The legendary story of "Faust" has returned to its native home in Germany, only this tour has been given a Peking Opera twist.

Let's take a look.

Faust opened in western city of Wiesbaden, on Wednesday, beginning its tour in Germany.

Co-produced by China National Peking Opera Company and Italy's Emilia Romagna Theater Foundation, the play is being performed as part of the International May Festival, a world-famous traditional theater festival.
  
The story comes from the Western masterpiece "Faust," written by Johann Wolfgang Goethe more than 200 years ago.

This version combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics...in a creative blend between Western classic and oriental culture.

The cultural fusion continues with the cast, who include Chinese artists with performers from Italy and Germany.

Since its debut in 2015, the opera has been staged over 70 times.
  
And now, the opera has been added to this year's German-Chinese cultural program, a national event in Germany featuring the theme "China Today" to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
  
After Wiesbaden, Faust will go on to be staged in other cities including Duisburg, Kassel and Saarlouis, running until the end of May.