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Chunhyang-jeon (opera)

Chunhyang-jeon (춘향전, 春香傳 "The Story of Chunhyang") is a 1950 Korean-language opera by Hyun Jae-Myung a South Korean composer. This is generally regarded as the first western-style Korean Opera. During the Japanese colonial period, he, like most Koreans, was given a Japanese name based on his Korean one (玄山濟明 Kuroyama Sumiaki). The plot concerns a girl Sun Chunhyang, and is based original Chunhyangjeon is a 17th Century novel telling one of the best known traditional love stories of Korea, based on the pansori Chunhyangga.