Folk opera to play in Hanoi with English translation

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A performance of cai luong folk opera in Hanoi will feature an English translation viewers can listen to via head set, the Vietnam Plus website reported

The play, Menh de vuong (King's fate), features the tragic life of Ly Chieu Hoang (1218-1278), Vietnam's only Empress regnant. The play focuses on the tensions created by gender roles in feudal society while depicting the conflicts between husband and wife and other social relationships during her reign.

The one-night engagement, directed by Tran Anh Hung and performed by artists of the Hanoi Cai Luong Theater, will take place at 8 p.m. on August 13 at Hanoi's Chuong Vang Theater.

Tickets are available at Chuong Vang Theater, 72 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem District.

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