For more than 1700 years, “Butterfly Lovers” been told and passed down. As one of China’s Four Great Folktales, it is listed among the Chinese intangible cultural heritage.
This legend follows the romance of star-crossed lovers LIANG Shanbo and ZHU Yingtai from the 4th century. When the couple is separated due to different family backgrounds, they turn into butterflies.
“Butterfly Lovers” has been adapted many times in the past. Today, we share a musical interpretation of China’s most popular love story in the concert video below!
【Source：China Symphony Orchestra】