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5th China Qinqiang Opera Arts Festival Goes

5th China Qinqiang Opera Arts Festival Goes

An artist performs at the opening ceremony of the 5th China Qinqiang Opera Arts Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Aug. 28, 2010. The opera festival consists of nearly 60 performances which are shown at many theatres in Xi'an from Aug. 22 to Sept. 6. Qinqiang is a local opera that thrives in northwest China's Gansu, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang. It is known as the "First Emperor's Opera," indicating it was popular during the reign of Qinshihuang, the first emperor of a united China in the Qin Dynasty

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The Spread of Peking Opera

After 1860, with mobile performances by opera companies, Peking Opera quickly spread all over the country. Tianjin and the surrounding Hebei and Shandong provinces were where Peking Opera gained popularity at an early date. Areas with a fairly early arrival of Peking Opera included Anhui, Hubei and northeast China.
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Gorgeous Family of Cross-linkage of Peony Pavilion

The Peony Pavilion,Kunqu Opera,Chinese Opera

Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and conductor Tan Dun took a modern approach in producing the opera by bringing "The Peony Pavilion" away from the stage and into the natural setting of Kezhi Garden. Zhang Jun, one of China's top Kunqu Opera masters, acted in the opera, which is dubbed China's very own "Romeo and Juliet."
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Chinese Opera-Sichuan Opera Face-changing

Chinese Opera Face-changing,Sichuan Opera

Chinese performer He Hongqing can change his facial expressions, and make up, on stage in a flash, but it's not due to skills learned at drama school.
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Tibetan Opera Living Fossil of Tibetan Culture

Tibetan Opera Living Fossil of Tibetan Culture

Based on Tibetan folk songs and dances, Tibetan Opera first appeared towards the end of the fourteenth century and developed into an influential ethnic opera in the seventeenth century. It is popular in Tibetan communities in Tibet, Sichuan, Qinghai and southern Gansu.
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Peking Opera -The National Drama

The mention of Chinese opera might remind foreign friends immediately of Peking opera, which to them is almost the same as the Chinese opera. This is a sure indication of the influence of Peking opera in China and even in the world.

This impression, though not quite exact, is not far from the truth: Peking opera, which epitomizes Chinese culture and art, is certainly the essence of China. If martial arts can be viewed as the "national arts," the Peking opera can be viewed as the "national drama."

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Yueju Opera

Yueju Opera

In the early 20th century, a form of opera called Luodi Changshu Diao was popular in the area of Shengxian County in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. It was named "Yue Opera" because it has its origin in part of Yue State in the Spring and Autumn Period dating back about ...

A Performer of Kunqu Opera - Shen Fengying

Shen Fengying,Kunqu Opera,Chinese Opera

Shen Fengying, A famous Kunqu opera actress, one of the Five Young Excellent Opera Actress, MFA of Shanghai Theatre Academy China, the winner of the 23rd Mei Hua Award—NO.1 award of the Chinese theatre.

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Peking Opera Draws Audience

Peking Opera Draws Audience

Peking Opera is classified as an intangible cultural heritage, and as such many productions are financed by the Ministry of Culture.
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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.

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