In this arresting new opera by acclaimed composer Huang Ruo traditional Chinese and contemporary Western idioms intertwine within an exquisite setting by visual artist Jennifer Wen Ma, known for her Emmy Award-winning work on the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Paradise Interrupted opens with a woman alone onstage, dreaming of an erotic encounter with her ideal lover. This dream triggers a psychological journey through a surreal, interactive garden made from dynamic paper sculptures. The woman is portrayed by Qian Yi "China's reigning opera princess," - New York Times.
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