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Music by Bright Sheng | Libretto by David Henry Hwang and Bright ShengBased on the book by Cao XueqinCommissioned by San Francisco Opera
Sung in English with English and Chinese supertitles
Despite his love for Dai Yu, Bao Yu is destined to marry another cousin, an attractive heiress, who might reverse the family’s declining fortunes.
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Introduce your students to one of the most important pieces of Chinese literature with these study guides created by the University of Minnesota.
Dream of the Red Chamber: Afterlives is both a collection of exhibits and a course, inspired by the San Francisco Opera's production of the Dream of the Red Chamber.
* San Francisco Opera Debut
World premiere production. A co-production with the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Photo (top): Woman’s informal coat with scenes from Dream of the Red Chamber, approx. 1900–1950. China. Silk. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Merrill Randol Sherwin and Dr. Stephen A. Sherwin, 2014.2.