Wenji: Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute

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Wenji: Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute (Chinese 文姬 Wenji) is a 2002 Chinese and English language chamber opera by Macao-born American composer Lam Bun-Ching to a libretto by Xu Ying. It based on the story of the girl Cai Wenji.[1]


  1. ^ Edward Davis. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, p.437. 2005. "1954, Macao Composer Lam Bun-ching, composer, pianist and conductor, challenges cultural boundaries by ... Her contemporary chamber opera Wenji: Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute, which premiered at Asia Society in New York in 2002, .. It is accompanied by a mixed orchestra of Chinese and Western instruments and sung in Chinese and English, with the latter language being reserved for the 'barbarian' Mongols."