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The Yakut Theater Olonkho and the Chinese Opera Theater will stage a joint performance

This was told by the Minister of Culture and Spiritual Development of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Andrei Borisov.

"During a trip to Beijing, which took place at the end of April, we reached an agreement on staging a joint performance with the Kunqu Opera Theater in Yakutsk," he said. According to Borisov, a Chinese theater troupe will arrive in the region in June this year to begin joint rehearsals, Yakut media report.

The premiere of the joint production is scheduled for September 2015. The first part of the performance will be performed by Yakut artists of the Olonkho Theater, and the second - by opera singers from China.

Olonkho Theater is based on the Yakut national epos, which entered the list of intangible heritage of UNESCO in 2005 year.

The Kuncyu Opera is the oldest extant variety of Chinese opera / classical musical drama /. In 2001, UNESCO was included in the list of Masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind.

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