The Beijing Opera: Reality and Eternity. The deep symbolism hidden on the Chinese stage

December 19, 2017

published: 2017-10-26 21:30:00

Peking opera is a traditional type of Chinese theatre that has little in common with classical European opera. The voices and singing styles admired by fans of classical European opera differ drastically from those that Peking opera audiences come to hear. The music in Peking opera is not production-specific, and there is a variety of universal traditional scores that can suit any story. Approaches to costume and makeup are also very different, as they are designed to portray the four types of characters depicted in Peking opera.