Chinese Opera

Chinese opera together with Greece tragic-comedy and Indian Sanskrit Opera are the three oldest dramatic art forms in the world.

Evolved from folk songs, dances, talking, antimasque, and especially distinctive dialectical music, it gradually combined music, art and literature into one performance on the stage.

What appealing most might be the different styles of facial make-up, which is one of the highlights of Chinese opera and requires distinctive techniques of painting.Full story >>