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10/29/2009-- From Turandot to Madame Butterfly, the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing is known for staging world-renown classic operas, now it is setting its sights on a homegrown work that opened last night to rave reviews.

Xi Shi is the first original opera produced by NCPA in conjunction with Shanghai Opera House. After more than a year's preparation and with strong cast, Xi Shi is also serving as the opening performance for the 7th Beijing International Theater and Dance Festival.
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