Zeng Jie (left) and Hu Ping portray Li Yi and Huo Xiaoyu in The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, a highlight of the Chinese Opera Festival that begins in Hong Kong this week.Zeng Jie (left) and Hu Ping portray Li Yi and Huo Xiaoyu in The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, a highlight of the Chinese Opera Festival that begins in Hong Kong this week.
Zeng Jie (left) and Hu Ping portray Li Yi and Huo Xiaoyu in The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, a highlight of the Chinese Opera Festival that begins in Hong Kong this week.

‘Chinese Shakespeare’ Tang Xianzu in focus at Hong Kong Chinese opera festival

400 years after his death, works of poet and playwright who heralded an era of openness in China are still often performed, and rare full staging of his Legend of the Purple Hairpin is a highlight of Hong Kong event

Zeng Jie (left) and Hu Ping portray Li Yi and Huo Xiaoyu in The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, a highlight of the Chinese Opera Festival that begins in Hong Kong this week.Zeng Jie (left) and Hu Ping portray Li Yi and Huo Xiaoyu in The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, a highlight of the Chinese Opera Festival that begins in Hong Kong this week.
Zeng Jie (left) and Hu Ping portray Li Yi and Huo Xiaoyu in The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, a highlight of the Chinese Opera Festival that begins in Hong Kong this week.
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