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Yuju Opera

Yuju Opera. also called Henan Bangzi Opera. Ou Opera and Tubang Opera. is one of the most popular local operas all over the country. Its earliest written record can be traced back more than 200 years. At the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1...

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Orphan of the Zhaos - opera story

The dramas of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) are called Yuan Zaju. poetic dramas set to music. As a mature. high-class theatrical film. the Yuan Zaju are full of the characteristics of that period. and display unique artistic creations. Henc...

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Musical Accompaniment of Peking Opera

Musical Accompaniment of Peking Opera Music accompanies singing. reciting. actions and acrobatics in Chinese operas. It also helps develop the story. personalize the characters. expose their thoughts and feelings. and create a special atmo...

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Huangmei Opera and Yan Fengying

Huangmei Opera was formed in the 18th century. when Chinese local operas were flourishing. Originally it was a combination of local folk songs. dances and some widely spread ancient operas. Huangmei in Hubei Province bordering on Anhui Pro...

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Xingtou of Peking Opera

Peking Opera costumes are called Xingtou or. more popularly. Xifu in Chinese. The origins of Peking Opera costumes can be traced back to the mid-14th century. when operatic precursors first began to experiment with large. ornate articles o...

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Pingshu Artist: Liu Lanfang

Liu Lanfang is performing a Pingshu program Liu Lanfang. an outstanding female Pingshu (popular tales) artist. was born on January 11. 1944. in Liaoyang. Liaoning Province. in a Manchu family of artists on her mother`s side. She formally l...

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Xiangsheng Master: Jiang Kun

Xiangsheng Master Jiang Kun Jiang Kun was born in 1950 in Beijing. He took to literature when he was a primary school pupil. and joined dramatic activities organized by the local Children`s Palace. At the age of 18. he went to the countrys...

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Errenzhuan Artist: Li Qingshan

Errenzhuan Artist: Li Qingshan Li Qinshan (1904-1978). the leading Errenzhuan artist. was born in Shulan. Jilin Province. He was a cowherd in his childhood. At the age of 15. he studied Errenzhuan under Zhang Xiangchen. Li Qingshan won ren...

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People's Artist: Ma Sanli

People`s Artist: Ma Sanli Ma Sanli. born in Beijing in 1914. came from a well-known family of Quyi artists of the Hui ethnic group. He grew up in Tianjin. and got his schooling there. At the age of 15. he started to study Xiangsheng under...

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Xiangsheng Master: Hou Baolin

Xiangsheng master Hou Baolin Hou Baolin (1917-1993). a native of Beijing. was born into a poor family. He began to learn the Peking Opera at the age of 12. but later switched to Xiangsheng (comic dialgoue). which he learned from Zhu Kuoqua...

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