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Opinion: A new opera based on China’s best-known classic novel shows the perils and possibilities inherent in translation

4 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
he adaptation of "Dream of the Red Chamber" for the American stage offers hope that "a new opera can grow and evolve, as long as its creators are willing to bear the ongoing burden of translation," writes Nick Frisch.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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