on Sat Jul 25 2020
2020 MISA - The Red Guards on the Hong Lake, an Opera in Concert
The annual Music in the Summer Air (MISA) returns, kicking off its 11th year at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall! This year, the line-up consists mostly of local star-producers and ensembles, performing music for six consecutive days. Hubei Province's Opera and Musical Drama Theater joins hands with the Hubei Symphony Orchestra to bring to audiences a modern classical Chinese musical “The Red Guards on the Hong Lake”. The opera was originally a film made in 1961, narrating an arduous war fought by the Red Guards back in the 30s in Hubei. The two Hubei groups performing this piece is similar to a memorial act that was performed during this Chinese New Year.