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Pingju Opera Performer - Wang Guanli

Wang Guanli,Pingju Opera

The local Chinese opera known as Pingju emerged around the 1910s. It incorporates musical elements from narrative song form and folk dance. Its folk roots and colloquial language allowed it to spread throughout most of northern China, and then to other parts of the country. There are four major schools of Pingju Opera. The Bai School is the most popular in recent years. we will bring you the art and life of famous actress Wang Guanli, the fourth generation disciple of Pingju opera's Bai School.
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Kunqu Opera - Shi Xiaomei

Kunqu Opera, Shi Xiaomei

Female, born 1949, State First-Class Artist, acting young male characters in opera.
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Qinqiang Opera Singer Li Mei

Qinqiang Opera Singer Li Mei

Qinqiang is a thousand-year-old operatic genre originating in China's inland northwestern region. It has established a venerable tradition as an "opera shouted out" with its bold, resounding arias. Li Mei has established a reputation as one of the four greatest Qinqiang actresses. She's breathed a very feminine sensibility into the masculine tradition. She's also known for her passionate commitment to exploring the theatrical possibilities offered by Qinqiang, is always more than happy to improvise and experiment.

Cantonese Opera Artist Ou Kaiming

Cantonese Opera Artist Ou Kaiming

Yueju Opera, also called Cantonese or Guangdong Opera, is one of the major categories in Chinese opera. It originated in Southern China's Cantonese speaking areas and incorporates martial arts and acrobatics into the singing, dancing and acting. In May 2006, Cantonese Opera made the first China Intangible Culture Heritage list. But don't think the traditional performing art has lost its appeal.
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Peking Opera Nan Dan Star Yang Lei

Peking Opera Nan Dan Star Yang Lei

Yang Lei is totally dedicated to Peking Opera and does not have a part-time job. The truth is, whenever he is not on the stage, he is practicing for when he will be. He really value keeping his spare time free for opera and although some other people do take parttime jobs to make ends meet, he personally don’t.
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Hebei Opera Artist Peng Yanqin

Hebei Opera Artist Peng Yanqin

In the world of Hebei Opera, Peng Yanqin is one of the most exceptional performers. The overwhelmingly intense emotion in her singing has conquered a multitude of fans and brought her wide recognition.
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Liu Xinran - Passion for Opera Inspires Weatherman

Liu Xinran - Passion for Opera Inspires Weatherman

In January when Liu Xinran, 32, quit his job as an administrative clerk at the Beijing Meteorological Bureau to devote more time to play nan dan - men playing women's roles in Peking Opera - some people thought he was crazy.
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Peking Opera Artist Meng Guanglu

Peking Opera Artist Meng Guanglu

Peking Opera is a synthesis of speech, song, dance and combat. It's known as the national opera of CHina, and is regarded by many as the most refined form of opera in the world. It features four main types of performers, one of which is Jing, the painted face male role.
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Peking Opera Performer Dong Yuanyuan

Peking Opera Performer Dong Yuanyuan

Peking Opera is over 200 years old. It has seen many great masters, and there are many new talents coming along. But among this younger generation there is one who stands out, for a solid understanding of the Mei style and innovative on-stage technique. She attributes these achievements to her teachers and her faithful audience. She is the Peking Opera star Dong Yuanyuan.
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Mao Weitao and Her Yueju Opera Dream

Mao Weitao and Her Yueju Opera Dream

The Yueju opera player, Mao Weitao is a household name. She is celebrated for her performances of the male role over the last 25 years, and is now the head of the famous Xiaobaihua troupe in Zhejiang province, a troupe especially well known for its all-women cast. Now 42 years of age, Mao Weitao is still active on stage and in her desire to reform Yueju opera. CRI talked to her about Yueju opera, its future, and her own plans.
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