Traditional Korean opera moves into the 21st century 2013/03/17, Source, Kim Seong-nyeo aims to wean changgeuk, or traditional opera, off government funds. By Jeon Ho-seong
Kim Seong-nyeo, artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company, is trying to draw theatergoers back to Korean traditional opera. Though Kim is an expert in madangnori, or traditional outdoor performances, she has shifted to changgeuk (traditional opera) since taking her new job last year. She began with an international reinterpretation of "Mr. Rabbit and the Dragon King" in 2011 and sold out tickets to thriller "Janghwa and Hongryeon" and comedy "Baebijang-jeon" last year,...More
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