China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater

The Opera The Injustice to Dou E

The Opera The Injustice to Dou E successfully creates the image of a woman who didn’t yield to evil feudal force even till death. The woman was Dou E. The opera was adapted by Lv Peng based on the Injustice to Dou E that Touched Heaven and Earth, the famous drama by Guan Hanqing, a dramatist in the Yuan Dynasty, and the music was composed by Chen Zi and Du Yu. It was first performed at Beijing Tianqiao Theater by the Central Experimental Opera Theater in May 1960. It won the first prize for creation and performance when performed for the 30th anniversary of New China in 1979.