China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater

The Opera Wildness

The opera Wildness in four acts tells a story of the young peasant Qiu Hu who avenged his father's murder and the love story between him and his lover Jin Zi. It was adapted by Wan Fang from the stage play of the same name created by the dramatist Cao Yu, with the composer as Jin Xiang and director as Li Daochuan. It was created by China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater, and first performed at Beijing Tianqiao Theater on July 25, 1987. The opera won the 9th Wenhua Award in 2000.