BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are a selection of shows available in Beijing for the coming week:
Les Miserables in Concert
Date: April 13
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Poly Theater
Debuted in 1985, classic opera Les Miserables is adapted from French writer Victor Hugo's historic novel, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. The novel follows the lives and interactions of an ex-convict Jean Valjean and his redemption, and describes the society and rebellions of France in the 19th century.
Impossible Meeting: Digital Exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci's Art
Date: April 16 - May 23
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closed Mondays)
Place: Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts
As one of the events marking Leonardo Da Vinci's 500th birthday, the exhibition displays digital copies of 17 masterpieces of Da Vinci as collected in the Louvre Museum, the Uffizi Gallery and other world-class art institutions, utilizing advanced digital imitation technology.
Valery Afanassiev Piano Recital
Date: April 21
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: National Center for the Performing Arts
Introduction: Valery Afanassiev is one of the most influential pianists in Europe. The works of Franz Schubert including "Moments Musicaux" will be played.
Date: April 21-29
Time: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Place: Century Theater
The ballet show is adapted from the novella "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by Prussian author E.T.A. Hoffman, in which 7-year-old Clara's favorite Christmas Nutcracker toy becomes alive in her dream, defeats the evil Mouse King, and takes Clara on a journey to the land of snow after the Nutcracker turns into a prince.
The show is performed by the Russian State Ballet, which is affiliated to the Ministry of Culture of Russia and has visited more than 80 countries and regions around the world.