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DPRK's Opera "The Flower Girl" Introduced by Chinese Paper
Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- The Chinese paper Jilin Ribao on May 9 carried article titled "'The Flower Girl' of DPRK's Phibada Opera Troupe visits Jilin Province again."

Opera "The Flower Girl" of the DPRK's Phibada Opera Troupe, a world's famous art troupe with the highest level, is to give premiere at the Dongfang Grand Theatre in Changchun City, Jilin Province at special invitation, the paper said, and went on:

The Korean film "The Flower Girl" whose song says "A thousand nay a ten thousand azaleas, sincerity devoted to the mother are brought into bloom like the flower" not only touched the heartstrings of lots of Chinese in the 1970s but it still bears witness to the long history of China-DPRK friendship.

This opera will again move Chinese this time. It has been performed in the DPRK and foreign countries for more than 1 400 times.

The opera troupe made a performance tour of China in 2008. At that time it was performed five times at the State Grand Theatre in Beijing. Admission tickets were all sold out a week ago, making it very difficult to buy a ticket. The host side could not but organize additional performances at the Great Hall of the People. This was something rare to be seen in the performing history in China.

After the first performance in Changchun, the opera troupe is to make performance tour of Beijing and different provinces and cities. The current visit will mark an important occasion in injecting fresh energy into the cultural life of the Chinese people.

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