Peking Opera is a form of Chinese Opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. The form was extremely popular in the Qing dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China. Major performance troupes are based in Beijing and Tianjin in the north, and Shanghai in the south. The art form is also preserved in Taiwan (Republic of China), where it is known as Guójù. It has also spread to other countries such as the United States and Japan.
Peking Opera features four main types of performers. Performing troupes often have several of each variety, as well as numerous secondary and tertiary performers. With their elaborate and colorful costumes, performers are the only focal points on Peking Opera’s characteristically sparse stage. They use the skills of speech, song, dance, and combat in movements that are symbolic and suggestive, rather than realistic. Above all else, the skill of performers is evaluated according to the beauty of their movements. Performers also adhere to a variety of stylistic conventions that help audiences navigate the plot of the production. The layers of meaning within each movement must be expressed in time with music. The music of Peking Opera can be divided into the Xipi and Erhuang styles. Melodies include arias, fixed-tune melodies, and percussion patterns. The repertoire of Peking Opera includes over 1,400 works, which are based on Chinese history, folklore, and increasingly, contemporary life.
Peking Opera was denounced as ‘feudalistic’ and ‘bourgeois’ during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and replaced with the eight revolutionary model Operas as a means of propaganda and indoctrination. After the Cultural Revolution, these transformations were largely undone. In recent years, Peking Opera has attempted numerous reforms in response to sagging audience numbers. These reforms, which include improving performance quality, adapting new performance elements, and performing new and original plays, have met with mixed success.
Peking Opera is a form of Chinese Opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics.
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Peking Opera of China is a national treasure with a history of 200 years. the Opera Shows richness of repertoire, great number of artists of performance and of audiences.
Introduction of Peking Opera:
Peking Opera of China is a national treasure with a history of 200 years. In the 55th year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1790), the four big Huiban Opera Troupes entered the capital and combined with Kunqu Opera, Yiyang Opera, Hanju Opera and Luantan in Beijing’s thearetical circle of the time. Through a period of more than half a century of combination and integration of various kinds of Opera there evolved the present Peking Opera, the biggest kind of Opera in China, whose richness of repertoire, great number of artists of performance and of audiences, and profound influence are incomparable in China.
Peking Opera is a synthesis of stylized action, singing, dialogue and mime, acrobatic fighting and dancing to represent a story or depict different characters and their feelings of gladness, anger, sorrow, happiness, surprise, fear and sadness. In Peking Opera there are four main types of roles: sheng (male) dan (young female), jing (painted face,male), and chou (clown, male or female). The characters may be loyal or treacherous, beautiful or ugly, good or bad, their images being vividly manifested.
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The repertoire of Peking Opera is mainly engaged in fairy tales of preceding dynasties, important historical events, emperors, ministers and generals, geniuses and great beauties, from the ancient times to Yao, Shun, Yu, the Spring and Autumn Period, the Warring States Period and the dynasties of Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing.
The music of Peking Opera is that of the “plate and cavity style”. Its melody with harmonious rhythms is graceful and pleasing to the ears. The melody may be classified into two groups: “Xipi” and “erhong”, guiding pattern, original pattern, slow pattern, quick pattern, desultary pattern being their chief patterns. The performance is accompanied by a tune played on wind instruments, percussion instruments and stringed instruments, the chief musical instruments being jinghu (a two-stringed bowed instrument with a high register), yueqin (a four-stringed plucked instrument with a full-moon-shaped sound box), Sanxian (a three-stringed plucked instrument), suona horn, flute drum, big-gong, cymbals, small-gong, etc.
The costumes in Peking Opera are graceful, magnificent, elegant and brilliant, most of which are made in handicraft embroidery. As the traditional Chinese pattern are adopted, the costumes are of a high aesthetic value.
Beijing Opera was originally a form of local drama, because it spread north and south of China, welcomed by the masses and the like, so I slowly evolved into a national representative of the characteristics of Chinese art theatre. About 200 years ago, the Qing Emperor Qianlong toured in southern China, where the drama of a keen interest. Thus, in his 80th birthday, decreed to summon a lot of places on the Opera troupes come to Beijing for him. Part of the drama in the performance ended, remained in Beijing. The ones from Anhui and Hubei Opera performers will be combined with the palace theatre, and gradually evolved and developed into a later renowned Chinese “Opera”.
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Peking Opera, is a national characteristic of a particular cosmetic. As each historical figure or a certain type of person has an approximate spectral type, like sing, play music to the music, so called “Facebook”. On the mask of the sources, the general view is from mask. Peking Opera art is very much like the majority of Opera lovers an art, is very popular at home and abroad, has been recognized as all the traditional Chinese culture and identity.