Discover Opera China

In Chinese opera, dramatic expression is particularly stylised and aesthetic. The Peking (Beijing) Opera puts on performances inspired by history, legends and myths. Every actor wears special make-up to represent their character and masks are worn to reflect the character's soul. Attending a performance of the Peking (Beijing) Opera is a not to be missed opportunity. The costumes are extravagant and the production, which follows the traditional rules and conventions, is remarkable. In Chinese opera, every character has a unique aesthetic beauty.

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    Chinese opera

    In Chinese opera, dramatic expression is particularly stylised and aesthetic.

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    Characters in Chinese opera

    The Peking opera puts on shows inspired by history, legends and myths.

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    Traditional Chinese masks

    Every actor wears special make-up which must bring out his character. The masks are a type of reflection of the soul of each character.

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    Chinese actors

    Attending a performance by the Peking opera is definitely an opportunity that should not be missed: the costumes are gorgeous and the production is remarkable.

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    The performance of a show

    Performances are put on following traditional norms and rules.

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    An actress in the Peking opera

    In Chinese opera, every character has his own unique aesthetic beauty.

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