A fascinating traditional Chinese Opera has audiences enthralled. “Luyou and Tangwan” is a Yueju opera popular in East China. Also known as Shaoxing Opera, the show made its first appearance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts over the weekend.
This is not the first time the NCPA has promoted traditional Chinese opera. In 2013, the center performed Huangmei Opera, one of the most famous traditional operas in China. Originating as rural folk song and dance over the last two centuries, it has its roots in the tea-harvest songs of Huangmei in central China’s Hubei Province. The form did not gain popularity until it was blended with folk songs in neighboring Anhui Province.