​Cultural events of the week: Dec. 20-26

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Editor's note: A world classic opera gala, an art book fair, and a theatrical version of a Chinese treasured literature classic— here are three events you won't want to miss this week.

1, World Classic Opera Gala

Presented by the China National Opera House, the World Classic Opera Gala will present audiences with famous Chinese operas including "The Long March," "The Red Detachment of Women" and "Red Guards on Honghu Lake" and Western operas including "Tosca," "Rusalka," "Rigoletto" and "Le Nozze di Figaro."

Dates: Dec. 24-25

Venue: National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Beijing 

2, 2021 Guardian Art Book Fair

Guardian Art Center. [Photo/VCG]

Covering an area of 1,400 square meters, the first "Guardian Artbook Fair" will display more than 5,000 highlight art books from over 40 top art publishing houses both at home and abroad. In addition, as one of the exhibitors, the National Library of China Publishing House will showcase over 100 books.

Dates: Dec. 22-26

Venue: Guardian Art Center, Beijing

3, Drama 'The Dream of the Red Chamber'

Produced by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, the drama "The Dream of the Red Chamber" is based on the Chinese treasured literature classic of "A Dream of Red Mansions." After four years of meticulous development, the drama was condensed into a six-hour visual feast from the 700,000-word masterpiece.

Dates: Dec. 25-26

Venue: SAIC· Shanghai Culture Square, Shanghai

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