Monday, August 15
|Chinese visitors are seen in a hall of the Guangzhou Opera House in April 2010,|
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"As if any more proof was needed of China's growing dominance, it is now being bellowed at full volume by tenors and sopranos. Chinese composers have become a major source for opera in Europe and North America, while more opera festivals are staged in the People's Republic than anywhere else."