Opera festival to be held in Beijing

The National Center of Performings Arts will host the festival

An opera festival will be held by the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing from April 10 to Aug. 4, bringing audiences with 38 performances of 11 domestic and overseas classic operas and concerts.

Chinese operas The Long March and 170 Days in Nanking will be staged at the NCPA in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, according to a press conference held by the center on Sunday.

Audiences will also enjoy world classic operas such as Les Pecheurs de Perles, Un Ballo in Maschera, Turandot, Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Snow White. Other arts promotion activities will be held during the festival, including weekend concerts and lectures on appreciating operas.