The opera “River of Life” themed on the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Organized by the Jiangsu Provincial Worldwide Tradition Affiliation, began its European tour on the Leman Theater in Geneva. The Grand Canal was constructed in the course of the reign of Emperor Suiyang at Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618). As an artery connecting northern and southern elements of China, it has contributed to the prosperity of the nation all through historical past.
Based mostly on Emperor Suiyang’s initiative to have the historic canal constructed and the alternation of the Sui Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty (AD618-907), the opera displays the significance of the Grand Canal because the “river of life” for the Chinese language society whereas portraying the political concept that “The water that floats the boat is identical that may swallow it up”.
As a part of the “Expertise China– Jiangsu tradition in Europe”, the opera will probably be staged in Switzerland, Belgium and Italy for anniversary occasions of China-EU and China-Italy diplomatic relations and Expo Milano 2015 actions. It’s also a part of China’s celebration actions for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.