China's National Center for the Performing Arts to stage classic drama 'Don Juan'

Classic drama "Don Juan" performed by Russia's renowned Komissarzhevskaya Theatre will be staged at China's National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) July 19-20.

The NCPA is considered a key member of prestigious international theaters.

The legend of Don Juan originated in Spain and was later introduced to France. French playwright Moliere's "Don Juan" premiered at the Royal Court in Paris in 1665, presenting a colorful storyline and sharp dramatic conflict in five acts.

A still from "Don Juan." /VCG Photo

A still from "Don Juan." /VCG Photo

In the play, Moliere revealed the hope and courage in the heart of the declining French aristocrats of the 17th century. It shows Don Juan's rebellious spirit, which contains a yearning for freedom and disbelief in supernatural beings, behind his dissolute love lifestyle as a playboy.

The Komissarzhevskaya Theatre was founded in Leningrad in 1942 and was renamed after the great Russian actress Komissarzhevskaya in 1959. With an all-embracing repertoire, the theater has won numerous awards at home and abroad. 

(Cover image: A still from "Don Juan." /VCG Photo)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency