Taizhou opera staged at National Center for the Performing Arts
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-05-09Print Print
A scene from My Fanglin Village, a modern drama from Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]
My Fanglin Village, a modern drama from Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, was staged at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital of China, on May 9.
The drama, performed in the form of Taizhou Luantan, a local opera with a history of nearly 400 years, is the third to be performed by the Taizhou Luantan Troupe at the center, following Qi Jiguang and My Dachen Island.
Taizhou Luantan, formerly known as Huangyan Luantan, is one of the 318 varieties of opera in China. In 2016, it was designated as a national intangible cultural heritage.
The opera is performed in the Taizhou dialect in a tone popular in Central China and is accompanied by instruments such as the flute, suona, gong and drum.
The traditional art has seen a revival in recent years and has become a major Taizhou attraction.
In March, it was also featured in a celebration staged in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang, to mark the 200-day countdown to the 19th Asian Games.