Synopsis by Cammila Collar
Composer Zhao Liming has found himself at a juncture of juxtapositions during China's cultural revolution. Torn between his own dreams and his obligations to society, between the love and friendship he feels for the same girl, and between innovative music and traditional. He is determined, however, to create an opera that preserves the Chinese traditional Dogu song within the context of a Western style opera. At the brink of major changes, Zhao knows that he could lose everything if he fails.
China, composer, music, patriotism, revolution