|2nd Li Yu Drama Festival Opens|
Hosted by the Chinese Theater Association, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and Jinhua Municipal People’s Government, the 2nd Li Yu Drama Festival officially opened on November 7. Dong Wei, vice chairman of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and former vice minister of the Ministry of Culture, announced the opening of the festival. Xing Zhihong, deputy secretary of the Jinhua Municipal Committee and acting mayor, delivered an opening speech. Ye Jing, deputy director of the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and Gu Liqun, deputy Party secretary of the Chinese Theatre Association, also delivered speeches.
Xing stated that Jinhua, known as “a city gathering literary and art celebrities,” is a national historical and cultural city. It is the birthplace of the drama master Li Yu and Wu Opera, one of the country’s great intangible cultural heritages. In recent years, Wu Opera has come upon the national stage, and the Wu Opera troupe has already performed in many countries to show the world the unique charm of Chinese opera. (Translated by Zhang Jiajia, edited by Kendra Fiddler)