North Korean Opera in Chengdu

Conservatory students perform Tchaikovsky in Pyongyang, June 2012

Last night I attended the performance of “The Flower Girl” staged by the Pibada Ensemble from North Korea.  (They are better known as the Sea of Blood Opera Troupe.) I met the music director after the show, had some contact with KCNA staff, and am hoping to post a full review of the performance soon either here or at

Some information about Flower Girl is here (including information of Kim Jong-il’s personal role in its creation, of course); more information about the ensemble and its previous immense tour of China is available here.

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