Yueju Opera Maple Like Flowers wins 17th Wenhua Award
The poster of Maple Like Flowers. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]
The Yueju Opera Maple Like Flowers from Zhejiang province on Sep 15 won the Wenhua Award at the 13th China Arts Festival in Hebei province.
The China Arts Festival is one of the most influential cultural and art events in China, and the Wenhua Award is a triennial award established by the Culture and Tourism Ministry to honor outstanding stage performances.
Maple Like Flowers was adapted from a story about the deeds of Zhu Feng's martyrs and tells the story of Hua Feng, a female agent, who was ordered to sneak into Taiwan to pass military information about the Kuomintang to the People's Liberation Army.
A still from the Yueju Opera Maple Like Flowers. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]
The award-winning opera has since its inception gone on national tours, held online broadcasts, and been well-received by people from all walks of life.
Maple Like Flowers will next launch a series of tours around the country.
Yueju Opera, a national intangible cultural heritage, is a widely acclaimed art form that blends Chinese folk stories, music and drama.