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Ayiguli (阿依古丽) is a 1966 Chinese-language western-style opera composed by Shi Fu and Wusi Manjiang.[1] The libretto follows the script of the film Red Flowers on Tianshan (Chinese 天山上的红花). It tells the story of the Chinese Kazakh minority communist women's troupe leader Ayiguli, her education of her husband Asihar, and her struggle with anti-revolutionary elements fighting with the masses.[2]


  1. ^ A Critical History of New Music in China - Page 346 C. C. Liu - 2010 "... the highest achievements in Chinese opera during the four decades between the start of its history and the mid-1960s,”103 and Ayiguli, first performed in early 1966, was the final great example of the genre before the Cultural Revolution."
  2. ^ Marxism and aesthetics: a selective annotated bibliography Page 25 Lee Baxandall - 1968 BRAGA, Anthony, "'Ayiguli' - A New Operatic Heroine," EH, July 1966, 2 3-24. illus. Close account of a revolutionized Peking opera.