Daily guide to shows, concerts, events in China

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BEIJING, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The following is a list of major shows, concerts, exhibitions and events in China for Tuesday:

-- Opera "Le Nozze di Figaro"

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

The four-act comic opera composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tells of a farce that takes place when Count Almaviva, a womanizer, aggressively pursues Susanna, the fiancee of his butler Figaro, and makes repeated attempts to break up the relationship of the couple.

The version staged in Beijing is an NCPA production which made its debut in 2013 and won wide popularity among audiences.

-- Original musical "Evita"

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Century Theater, Beijing

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical concentrates on the life of former Argentine first lady Eve Peron, the second wife of the country's former president Juan Peron, from her early life, rise to power, charity work and eventual death.

The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in the 1970s. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. It also swept several Tony Awards after its staging on Broadway.

-- Chinese Classic Dancing Drama "The Butterfly Lovers"

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Oriental Globe Theater, Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center, Haikou

"The Butterfly Lovers" is a Chinese legend about the tragic romance between two lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, from whom the name of the legend is known in Chinese. Sometimes, it is regarded as the Chinese equivalent to Romeo and Juliet.

This performance presents the household romance in the form of Chinese classic dance, showcasing the charm of both Chinese classic performing art and literature. Enditem

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