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Qian Yi, Chinese Opera Singer

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Qian Yi is one of China's finest performers of classical Chinese opera, or Kunqu. The Kunju singing style practiced in Kunqu sounds very different from Western opera, and its physical movements are highly refined. The Bonesetter's Daughter was Qian Yi's first Western opera. Here she describes the challenges she faced rehearsing with conductor Steven Sloane and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

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