Combination of music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics

About Opera Beijing

Peking opera features four main types of performers.

Revolutionary opera

After the Chinese Civil War, Peking opera became a focal point of identity for both involved parties

Modern Peking opera

During the second half of the 20th century, Peking opera witnessed a steady decline in audience numbers

Peking opera around the world

Peking opera has spread to many other places. It can be found in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities elsewhere

Aesthetic aims and principles of movement

Peking opera follows other traditional Chinese arts in emphasizing meaning, rather than accuracy

Staging and costumes

Peking opera features

Peking opera stages have traditionally been square platforms. The action on stage is usually visible from at least three sides

Etymology

Peking opera" is the English term for the art form; the term entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 1953

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Training

Becoming a Peking opera performer requires a long and arduous apprenticeship beginning from an early age.[

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Sheng

The Sheng (生) is the main male role in Peking opera. This role has numerous subtypes. The laosheng is a dignified older role.

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Visual performance elements

Peking-opera performers use four main skills. The first two are song and speech. The third is dance-acting

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Minutes
229
Tracks
451
Cokes
112
Awwards

Stage speech

Peking opera is performed using both Classical Chinese and Modern Standard Chinese with some slang terms added for color.

  • Usu ei porro deleniti similique, per no consetetur necessitatibus. Ut sed augue docendi alienum, ex oblique scaevola inciderint pri, unum movet cu cum. Et cum impedit epicuri

    Daniel Dan ― MA System

  • Usu ei porro deleniti similique, per no consetetur necessitatibus. Ut sed augue docendi alienum, ex oblique scaevola inciderint pri, unum movet cu cum. Et cum impedit epicuri

    Mark Wellbeck ― AC Software

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