Cambodia delights in first opera

People in Cambodia have enjoyed the first classical opera to be performed in the country. The event was organized through joint efforts by Japanese and Cambodian musicians.

The opera was “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Italy’s Pietro Mascagni. The main characters were performed by Japanese opera singer Ai Iwasaki and the only male opera singer in Cambodia.

The opera is a tale of a tragedy triggered by a love entanglement. The stars were joined by students of an art college in the country and local children.

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