|calendar>>July 4. 2012 Juch 101|
"The Flower Girl" Is World Masterpiece: Chinese Media
| Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) -- Chinese media gave wide publicity to "The Flower Girl", one of the DPRK's revolutionary operas, lauding it as a world-famous masterpiece, fantastic and mesmerizing.
The DPRK's artistes had a successful performance tour of different parts of China from June 15 to 27.
A Chinese Internet homepage said:
The story "The Flower Girl" was created by President Kim Il Sung in the period of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.
Leader Kim Jong Il personally led the adaptation of the story for opera in the 1970s, guiding the creation of every scene and music of the opera.
Through the groaning people's bitter tears, the opera gives a profound idea that making the revolution is the only way-out.
The opera is recognized as a world-famous masterpiece for its rich ideological contents and high artistry.
The homepage said that under the tested leadership of peerlessly great men, the Phibada-style revolutionary operas were created in the DPRK and the Phibada Opera Troupe made shining successes, evoking a lively response among people across the world.
Another Internet homepage of China said that the DPRK operas exert special influence and such graceful, elegant and dynamic group dances as those in the operas can never seen in any other country.
Lanzhou Daily in an article titled "The DPRK opera 'The Flower Girl' mesmerizes the whole audience" said that verse-songs and melodies of the opera were popular and fine stage background left great impact on the people.
Chongqing Wanbao said that unlike West operas with only songs, the DPRK opera introduced dance, presenting unique ground of opera art. Graceful and beautiful dance of good ensemble can not be seen in other part of the world.
Huaxi Dushibao carried an article titled "Song of the DPRK opera 'The Flower Girl' resounded in Chengdu" praised the influence of the opera.
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