One of China's biggest and wealthiest film stars, actress Fan Bingbing, has disappeared from public view as authorities probe alleged tax evasion by entertainers, sparking growing fan speculation over her fate.
The German opera Der Freischütz was reinterpreted in Vietnamese as Nhà Thiện Xạ, and staged in July this year. The performance proved popular with audiences, especially young theatre-goers. The choreographer behind the opera, Nguyễn Phúc Hùng, who is also Chief Choreographer of the Hồ Chí Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO), and his colleagues at the HBSO completed the work in co-operation with the Goethe Institute. Thành Vinh spoke to Hùng about the project and his career as a choreographer.