ITALIAN OPERA IN FRANCE WITH CHINESE FLAIR
Spectators watch as musicians and dancers perform during Turando's opera by Giacomo Puccini at Stade de France stadium, in Saint Denis, near Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2005. The show directed by Chinese Zhang Yimou was performed by the Italian Giuseppe Verdi orchestra from Salerna and the China National Dance Ensemble of Jilin. (UPI Photo/Maya Vidon).
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