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Review: Strong all-Asian cast breathes new life into SF Opera’s ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’

Call it a recurring dream of epic proportions: “Dream of the Red Chamber” returned to San Francisco Opera Tuesday night, almost six years after the company gave its world premiere. Composed by Bright Sheng with a libretto by Sheng and Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, the opera first produced by the company in September 2016 is back as part of its summer season, boasting a new, all-Asian cast and a few dramaturgical revisions that breathe fresh spirit into this mythical tale of love, obligation, desire and impermanence.