The Tripods, a modern Suzhou opera show, was staged at Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre, SIP on Mar 28 and 29, the sixth leg of its tour started late January.
Suzhou opera is a traditional Chinese opera form originated in the city, boasting unique phrasing and tune that highlight the characteristics of languages used in the regions south of the Yangtze River.
The opera is the first theatrical work Suzhou Opera Inheritance and Protection Center (SOIPC) has produced since its founding in May 2016. It tells the story of Pan Dayu (1906-2007), a Suzhou-born lady who donated two ancient bronze tripods that she had owned and preserved for six decades to Shanghai Museum and China History Museum (current National Museum of China in Beijing) in the 1950s.
Wang Fang, a topmost actress in the country and director of SOIPC, led the performance.