• China National Peking Opera - Liverpool

    10 years after their last visit to the UK in 2005, the magnificent China National Peking Opera Company returns to the UK this winter, coming to The Auditorium at Echo Arena on 13 – 15 November. China National Peking Opera Company will be performing two masterpieces: Warrior Women of Yang and the full-length European premiere of Farewell My Concubine. This is a rare opportunity to catch the fine art of Peking Opera on the UK stage from one of China's most pre-eminent performing companies with two of its legendary starsYu Kuizhi and Li Shengsu. This is an exceptional opportunity to be immersed in the intriguing art of Peking Opera and take a cultural adventure into Chinese traditional artistic heritage from this world-class company. The magnificent costumes and the artful combination of da...

    published: 24 Jul 2015
  • The China National Peking Opera Company (Sadler's Soundbites)

    Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sadlerswells Website: http://www.sadlerswells.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/sadlers_wells Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SadlersWells Blog: http://blog.sadlerswells.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/sadlers_wells/

    published: 03 Oct 2016
  • The Song Was Written Impossible For Human But She Nailed It. Charismatic Jane Zhang!

    How she train her diva dance singing tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x-NaT6XOwk Jane Zhang (Dolphin Princess) is The Most Versatile Pop Singer from China also went on Oprah Show on 2010 before Simone Cowell . Recently She was appointed by Hollywood Movie Company to Sing their movie theme song. Eg: "James Bond - Spectre". She sings "Writing on The Wall" in front of Daniel Craig in A Variety Show in China for Movie Publicity and also "Fighting Shadows" Theme Song of "Terminator Genisys" and Grand Live Opening Open of Disney Land in Shang-Hai A Whole New World 2016. The song is still technically impossible for humans, if you haven't listened to the original song (which was actually computer generated). The song is Diva Dance from The Fifth Element. You can find it on YouTube. More o...

    published: 18 Feb 2017
  • Chinese Opera - Our political party is greater than heanven and earth

    It is an Chinese opera showing the worship of people towards Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Part during the Cultural Revolution http://alturl.com/kk82y in China from 1966 through 1976. The girls are acting as the Red Guards http://alturl.com/fp9u3, who are holding the book of Quotations from Chairman Mao http://alturl.com/it5s8

    published: 29 Apr 2012
  • Chinese Opera Star Zhang Jun Re-imagines Shakespeare's Hamlet

    NEW YORK, January 9, 2017 — Chinese opera star Zhang Jun performs his virtuosic re-imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet in a one-man contemporary performance titled I, Hamlet. (1 hr., 14 min.)

    published: 10 Jan 2017
  • CHINA OPERA CONCERT

    DIRECTED By Renzo Cerbo CHINA OPERA CONCERT for CCTV China in Rome (Italy)

    published: 26 May 2012
  • Peking opera | An introduction (Hello China)

    Peking opera, also known as Beijing opera, is a complicated Chinese stage art which combines performances, acrobatics, music, arias, gongs, drums, facial paintings and many other features. Read more: http://gbtimes.com/life/introduction-peking-opera The video is part of our “Hello China” series, a selection of 100 Chinese words that represent the essence of traditional Chinese culture, reflect its extensive and profound nature from different angles, and help people overseas better understand China and Chinese culture. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/OUbFCf Check out all our videos: https://goo.gl/4dnhLX Visit our playlists: https://goo.gl/HXcLrT Like gbtimes on Facebook: http://goo.gl/SaSQ1K Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XOyqEl Follow on Google+: https://goo.gl/zZeq8s

    published: 03 Jul 2012
  • Das Rheingold, 2016 China National Opera House

    China National Opera House, 2016 September 19th, in National Center for the Performing Arts China. I was performing the role Fafner.

    published: 29 Oct 2016
  • 17/9 China National Peking Opera Company στο Μέγαρο

    China National Peking Opera Company «Female Generals of the Yang Family» 17 ΣΕΠΤΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2017/20:00 ΕΤΟΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ – ΚΙΝΑΣ Στο πλαίσιο των εκδηλώσεων του Έτους πολιτιστικών ανταλλαγών Ελλάδας-Κίνας, το Μέγαρο φιλοξενεί τη θαυμαστή τέχνη της όπερας του Πεκίνου: στις 17 Σεπτεμβρίου, το Εθνικό Θέατρο της Όπερας του Πεκίνου παρουσιάζει το έργο Οι γυναίκες στρατηγοί της οικογένειας Γιανγκ. Στον πόλεμο ανάμεσα σε δύο δυναστείες, ο στρατηγός Γιανγκ σκοτώνεται. Οι γυναίκες της οικογένειάς του αποφασίζουν να μπουν επικεφαλής των στρατευμάτων του και να υπερασπιστούν τη γη τους απέναντι στους εισβολείς. Συντελεστές: Guo Xiao, Bi Xiaoyang, Huang Bingqiang, Li Bo, Xu Mengke, Liu Qi Song Yunfei, Wu Tong, Ma Lei, Jin Zhiqi, Yang Wei, Li Xiaowei Jin Xing, Liu Dake, Jiao Guoqing, Zhang Zhiyong

    published: 24 Aug 2017
  • Wanda Chairman performs traditional Chinese opera

    Ready for some traditional Chinese opera? It seems that our chairman is not only busy enlarging our business scope globally, but also expanding his music genre. At the annual gala of Wanda Group held on Jan 14, 2017 in Hefei, Anhui Province, Wanda Chairman, Wang Jianlin sang a traditional Huangmei opera (黄梅调) about the happy life of a newly wedded couple (《夫妻双双把家还》) along with a local performer. Once called the "Huangmei Tune" or the "Tea Picking Opera", the Huangmei Opera is one of the most famous traditional operas in China, and also a local drama of Anhui Province. Wanda Group founded in 1988, is engaged in three key business activities - commercial properties, culture, and finance. It is the world's largest real estate company, the largest cultural enterprise in China, and the worl...

    published: 15 Jan 2017
  • Peking Opera at YiFu Theater in Shanghai. China

    May 29, 2010

    published: 05 Oct 2010
  • Expats in China train for Peking Opera

    Some foreign students are going through rigorous training for the art of Peking Opera. Many young people are now studying at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing. http://english.cntv.cn/program/cultureexpress/20130707/101674.shtml

    published: 08 Jul 2013
  • Madonna + Chinese Revolutionary Opera

    Response to Epic Chinese Beat It rogeradas.blogspot.com

    published: 03 Nov 2010
  • Virtual Actors in Chinese Opera

    Created for a theatre production that fuses Chinese Opera with New Media, the virtual actors are inspired by shapes, colors and motions of traditional Chinese costumes and dance. The project made me think of how costumes and fashion could reshape a human body. Theatre Credits: Lord Guan Yu on Stage Scriptwriter: Wang An-qi Director and Designer: Mathias Woo @ Zuni Icosahedron Digital Images: Tobias Gremmler Performed by: GuoGuang Opera Company (Taipei)

    published: 09 Jul 2016
  • Jia Nailiang - Rolling In The Deep - Chinese Opera Version

    Jia Nailiang - Rolling In The Deep - Chinese Opera Version Giả Nãi Lượng, Hát Rolling In The Deep theo phong cách kinh kịch Jia Nailiang - Famous Chinese Actor Born: April 12, 1984 Height: 1.81 m Spouse: Li Xiaolu (m. 2012) Children: Jelena Jia

    published: 12 Aug 2016
  • Dimash Kudaibergen Kazakhstan I'm a Singer 2017 China Ep. #2 Opera Vitas

    published: 29 Jan 2017
  • Chinese National Opera on song

    The China National Peking Opera Company has arrived in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for a week-long tour. It's the first time the troupe is performing in the region.

    published: 14 Jun 2014
  • What Is Peking Opera?

    Many of us have seen the bright masks and heard the music, but what is Peking opera? How did the performance art start? What do the costumes mean? What does it take to become a Peking opera star? Watch our video to find out! Thumbnail Template by Thumb Temps: http://thumbtemps.com/license/

    published: 04 Dec 2015
  • Festival Orient: Peking Opera

    Peking opera / Pekingi ooper "Female Generals of the Yang Family" / "Yangide naiskindralid" China National Peking Opera Company / Hiina Rahvuslik Pekingi Ooperikompanii Festival Orient May 28th, 2015 / 28 mai 2015 Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia / Nordea kontserdimaja

    published: 20 Mar 2015
  • Historic Chinese Opera Resonates in Ancient Amphitheater in Athens

    Greece can best be described as the birthplace of stage performances. Even an amphitheater of 1,900 years is not the country's oldest such facility. And the long tradition of theater has at least trained Greek ears and eyes for stage plays, even though it is an outlandish one. Greek audience was duly entertained by a Chinese Kun Opera. And they heartily appreciated the performance by the Suzhou Kun Opera Theater which is in Greece for the 2017 China-Greece Cultural Exchanges and Culture Industry Cooperation Year. The Chinese have done their best to render their performance a dialogue between a centuries-old Chinese musical drama and an as old Greek theater. The lead actor, Yu Jiulin, has been feeling excited about his Greek tour of performance. "I've learned that the Herod Atticus Thea...

    published: 18 Jul 2017
  • Beijing Opera Performance Clip

    Chinese opera has a history dating some 2,000 years. There are 317 types of opera, of which Peking opera is the most important and well-known. The practitioner of Peking opera is a master athlete -- he must be in top physical shape to accommodate the rigors of this performance art. Most performers begin their training from childhood. A well-known example is Kungfu star Jacky Chan, who started training in Peking opera as a child. Performers wear extensive makeup; their whole faces are painted in bright colors. Colorful masks,inspired from ancient ceremonies and religious symbols, are done by the actors. The color of each character's face is significant as it represents the character's personality and fate. www.GalleriaPangea.com

    published: 26 Mar 2007
  • Dreams of a Chinese Opera

    Beautiful record of contemporary classical Chinese music. Found at the High End in Munich 2016

    published: 19 Jun 2016
  • Chinese Opera (Hokkien)

    another excerpt performed by the Dang Onn Gezai Opera Co of Fujian Province.

    published: 12 Mar 2008
  • Nixon in China 3 minute preview from San Francisco Opera

    Nixon in China Music by JOHN ADAMS and Libretto by ALICE GOODMAN COMPANY PREMIERE John Adams' rhythmically rich re-creation of a presidential trip to Beijing has established itself as a great American opera, a work of "clarity, simplicity, shocking elegance" that "will be around for the long haul" (The New York Times). A quarter-century after premiering at Houston Grand Opera under the leadership of David Gockley, this modern masterpiece makes its long-awaited Bay Area stage premiere. Michael Cavanagh's "brilliantly effective" staging (Vancouver Sun) will feature Brian Mulligan, whose rich baritone thrilled audiences in San Francisco Opera's Faust (2010) and Werther (2010), in the title role. Lawrence Renes, whose conducting of Adams' Doctor Atomic won praise from London critics, will le...

    published: 07 Jun 2012
China National Peking Opera - Liverpool

China National Peking Opera - Liverpool

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  • Updated: 24 Jul 2015
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10 years after their last visit to the UK in 2005, the magnificent China National Peking Opera Company returns to the UK this winter, coming to The Auditorium at Echo Arena on 13 – 15 November. China National Peking Opera Company will be performing two masterpieces: Warrior Women of Yang and the full-length European premiere of Farewell My Concubine. This is a rare opportunity to catch the fine art of Peking Opera on the UK stage from one of China's most pre-eminent performing companies with two of its legendary starsYu Kuizhi and Li Shengsu. This is an exceptional opportunity to be immersed in the intriguing art of Peking Opera and take a cultural adventure into Chinese traditional artistic heritage from this world-class company. The magnificent costumes and the artful combination of dance, mime, music, and theatre provide a source of wonder for audiences of all ages; all part of China National Peking Opera Company’s charm. The Peking Opera is a unique art form. To achieve the highest level of performing skills often requires a lifelong dedication to practising the art. Most of the artists have to train from a very tender age at opera school before being an apprentice and learning from the masters. Despite the spectacular costumes, face painting make-up and stunning stage craft, Peking Opera represents the essence of tradition Chinese value – whatever you would like to achieve, you must work hard through sweat and tears and resist from material temptation. If there is a common identity shared by the Chinese all over the world, it is the Peking Opera. If there is a common tune to draw tears from the Chinese all over the world, it is the Peking Opera.
https://wn.com/China_National_Peking_Opera_Liverpool
The China National Peking Opera Company (Sadler's Soundbites)

The China National Peking Opera Company (Sadler's Soundbites)

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  • Updated: 03 Oct 2016
  • views: 1211
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Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sadlerswells Website: http://www.sadlerswells.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/sadlers_wells Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SadlersWells Blog: http://blog.sadlerswells.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/sadlers_wells/
https://wn.com/The_China_National_Peking_Opera_Company_(Sadler's_Soundbites)
The Song Was Written Impossible For Human But She Nailed It. Charismatic Jane Zhang!

The Song Was Written Impossible For Human But She Nailed It. Charismatic Jane Zhang!

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  • Updated: 18 Feb 2017
  • views: 15342687
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How she train her diva dance singing tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x-NaT6XOwk Jane Zhang (Dolphin Princess) is The Most Versatile Pop Singer from China also went on Oprah Show on 2010 before Simone Cowell . Recently She was appointed by Hollywood Movie Company to Sing their movie theme song. Eg: "James Bond - Spectre". She sings "Writing on The Wall" in front of Daniel Craig in A Variety Show in China for Movie Publicity and also "Fighting Shadows" Theme Song of "Terminator Genisys" and Grand Live Opening Open of Disney Land in Shang-Hai A Whole New World 2016. The song is still technically impossible for humans, if you haven't listened to the original song (which was actually computer generated). The song is Diva Dance from The Fifth Element. You can find it on YouTube. More other Videos: Incredible Child Singer EVER ! 8 Years Old ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkFhlALX5ek 12Yrs Old Stutterer Boy Audition Perform Micheal Jackson Best Dance Imitation !!! Stun The Judges! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Can206BTLjY I Was Touched listen to Him Sing !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0fKge29eDw
https://wn.com/The_Song_Was_Written_Impossible_For_Human_But_She_Nailed_It._Charismatic_Jane_Zhang
Chinese Opera - Our political party is greater than heanven and earth

Chinese Opera - Our political party is greater than heanven and earth

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  • Duration: 1:10
  • Updated: 29 Apr 2012
  • views: 4396
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It is an Chinese opera showing the worship of people towards Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Part during the Cultural Revolution http://alturl.com/kk82y in China from 1966 through 1976. The girls are acting as the Red Guards http://alturl.com/fp9u3, who are holding the book of Quotations from Chairman Mao http://alturl.com/it5s8
https://wn.com/Chinese_Opera_Our_Political_Party_Is_Greater_Than_Heanven_And_Earth
Chinese Opera Star Zhang Jun Re-imagines Shakespeare's Hamlet

Chinese Opera Star Zhang Jun Re-imagines Shakespeare's Hamlet

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  • Duration: 1:14:36
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2017
  • views: 738
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NEW YORK, January 9, 2017 — Chinese opera star Zhang Jun performs his virtuosic re-imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet in a one-man contemporary performance titled I, Hamlet. (1 hr., 14 min.)
https://wn.com/Chinese_Opera_Star_Zhang_Jun_Re_Imagines_Shakespeare's_Hamlet
CHINA OPERA CONCERT

CHINA OPERA CONCERT

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  • Duration: 23:57
  • Updated: 26 May 2012
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DIRECTED By Renzo Cerbo CHINA OPERA CONCERT for CCTV China in Rome (Italy)
https://wn.com/China_Opera_Concert
Peking opera | An introduction (Hello China)

Peking opera | An introduction (Hello China)

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  • Duration: 2:42
  • Updated: 03 Jul 2012
  • views: 150477
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Peking opera, also known as Beijing opera, is a complicated Chinese stage art which combines performances, acrobatics, music, arias, gongs, drums, facial paintings and many other features. Read more: http://gbtimes.com/life/introduction-peking-opera The video is part of our “Hello China” series, a selection of 100 Chinese words that represent the essence of traditional Chinese culture, reflect its extensive and profound nature from different angles, and help people overseas better understand China and Chinese culture. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/OUbFCf Check out all our videos: https://goo.gl/4dnhLX Visit our playlists: https://goo.gl/HXcLrT Like gbtimes on Facebook: http://goo.gl/SaSQ1K Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XOyqEl Follow on Google+: https://goo.gl/zZeq8s
https://wn.com/Peking_Opera_|_An_Introduction_(Hello_China)
Das Rheingold, 2016 China National Opera House

Das Rheingold, 2016 China National Opera House

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  • Duration: 2:36:14
  • Updated: 29 Oct 2016
  • views: 18579
videos https://wn.com/Das_Rheingold,_2016_China_National_Opera_House
17/9 China National Peking Opera Company στο Μέγαρο

17/9 China National Peking Opera Company στο Μέγαρο

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  • Duration: 0:28
  • Updated: 24 Aug 2017
  • views: 34
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China National Peking Opera Company «Female Generals of the Yang Family» 17 ΣΕΠΤΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2017/20:00 ΕΤΟΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ – ΚΙΝΑΣ Στο πλαίσιο των εκδηλώσεων του Έτους πολιτιστικών ανταλλαγών Ελλάδας-Κίνας, το Μέγαρο φιλοξενεί τη θαυμαστή τέχνη της όπερας του Πεκίνου: στις 17 Σεπτεμβρίου, το Εθνικό Θέατρο της Όπερας του Πεκίνου παρουσιάζει το έργο Οι γυναίκες στρατηγοί της οικογένειας Γιανγκ. Στον πόλεμο ανάμεσα σε δύο δυναστείες, ο στρατηγός Γιανγκ σκοτώνεται. Οι γυναίκες της οικογένειάς του αποφασίζουν να μπουν επικεφαλής των στρατευμάτων του και να υπερασπιστούν τη γη τους απέναντι στους εισβολείς. Συντελεστές: Guo Xiao, Bi Xiaoyang, Huang Bingqiang, Li Bo, Xu Mengke, Liu Qi Song Yunfei, Wu Tong, Ma Lei, Jin Zhiqi, Yang Wei, Li Xiaowei Jin Xing, Liu Dake, Jiao Guoqing, Zhang Zhiyong
https://wn.com/17_9_China_National_Peking_Opera_Company_Στο_Μέγαρο
Wanda Chairman performs traditional Chinese opera

Wanda Chairman performs traditional Chinese opera

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  • Duration: 0:52
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2017
  • views: 2702717
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Ready for some traditional Chinese opera? It seems that our chairman is not only busy enlarging our business scope globally, but also expanding his music genre. At the annual gala of Wanda Group held on Jan 14, 2017 in Hefei, Anhui Province, Wanda Chairman, Wang Jianlin sang a traditional Huangmei opera (黄梅调) about the happy life of a newly wedded couple (《夫妻双双把家还》) along with a local performer. Once called the "Huangmei Tune" or the "Tea Picking Opera", the Huangmei Opera is one of the most famous traditional operas in China, and also a local drama of Anhui Province. Wanda Group founded in 1988, is engaged in three key business activities - commercial properties, culture, and finance. It is the world's largest real estate company, the largest cultural enterprise in China, and the world's largest cinema operator.
https://wn.com/Wanda_Chairman_Performs_Traditional_Chinese_Opera
Peking Opera at YiFu Theater in Shanghai. China

Peking Opera at YiFu Theater in Shanghai. China

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  • Duration: 2:51
  • Updated: 05 Oct 2010
  • views: 3098
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May 29, 2010
https://wn.com/Peking_Opera_At_Yifu_Theater_In_Shanghai._China
Expats in China train for Peking Opera

Expats in China train for Peking Opera

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  • Duration: 3:52
  • Updated: 08 Jul 2013
  • views: 4765
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Some foreign students are going through rigorous training for the art of Peking Opera. Many young people are now studying at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing. http://english.cntv.cn/program/cultureexpress/20130707/101674.shtml
https://wn.com/Expats_In_China_Train_For_Peking_Opera
Madonna + Chinese Revolutionary Opera

Madonna + Chinese Revolutionary Opera

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  • Duration: 1:54
  • Updated: 03 Nov 2010
  • views: 15256
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Response to Epic Chinese Beat It rogeradas.blogspot.com
https://wn.com/Madonna_Chinese_Revolutionary_Opera
Virtual Actors in Chinese Opera

Virtual Actors in Chinese Opera

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  • Duration: 3:16
  • Updated: 09 Jul 2016
  • views: 9553
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Created for a theatre production that fuses Chinese Opera with New Media, the virtual actors are inspired by shapes, colors and motions of traditional Chinese costumes and dance. The project made me think of how costumes and fashion could reshape a human body. Theatre Credits: Lord Guan Yu on Stage Scriptwriter: Wang An-qi Director and Designer: Mathias Woo @ Zuni Icosahedron Digital Images: Tobias Gremmler Performed by: GuoGuang Opera Company (Taipei)
https://wn.com/Virtual_Actors_In_Chinese_Opera
Jia Nailiang - Rolling In The Deep - Chinese Opera Version

Jia Nailiang - Rolling In The Deep - Chinese Opera Version

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  • Duration: 1:19
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2016
  • views: 200744
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Jia Nailiang - Rolling In The Deep - Chinese Opera Version Giả Nãi Lượng, Hát Rolling In The Deep theo phong cách kinh kịch Jia Nailiang - Famous Chinese Actor Born: April 12, 1984 Height: 1.81 m Spouse: Li Xiaolu (m. 2012) Children: Jelena Jia
https://wn.com/Jia_Nailiang_Rolling_In_The_Deep_Chinese_Opera_Version
Dimash Kudaibergen Kazakhstan I'm a Singer 2017 China Ep. #2 Opera Vitas

Dimash Kudaibergen Kazakhstan I'm a Singer 2017 China Ep. #2 Opera Vitas

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  • Updated: 29 Jan 2017
  • views: 9562
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https://wn.com/Dimash_Kudaibergen_Kazakhstan_I'm_A_Singer_2017_China_Ep._2_Opera_Vitas
Chinese National Opera on song

Chinese National Opera on song

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  • Duration: 1:42
  • Updated: 14 Jun 2014
  • views: 69
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The China National Peking Opera Company has arrived in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for a week-long tour. It's the first time the troupe is performing in the region.
https://wn.com/Chinese_National_Opera_On_Song
What Is Peking Opera?

What Is Peking Opera?

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  • Duration: 3:23
  • Updated: 04 Dec 2015
  • views: 20884
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Many of us have seen the bright masks and heard the music, but what is Peking opera? How did the performance art start? What do the costumes mean? What does it take to become a Peking opera star? Watch our video to find out! Thumbnail Template by Thumb Temps: http://thumbtemps.com/license/
https://wn.com/What_Is_Peking_Opera
Festival Orient: Peking Opera

Festival Orient: Peking Opera

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  • Duration: 17:04
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2015
  • views: 2096
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Peking opera / Pekingi ooper "Female Generals of the Yang Family" / "Yangide naiskindralid" China National Peking Opera Company / Hiina Rahvuslik Pekingi Ooperikompanii Festival Orient May 28th, 2015 / 28 mai 2015 Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia / Nordea kontserdimaja
https://wn.com/Festival_Orient_Peking_Opera
Historic Chinese Opera Resonates in Ancient Amphitheater in Athens

Historic Chinese Opera Resonates in Ancient Amphitheater in Athens

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  • Duration: 1:36
  • Updated: 18 Jul 2017
  • views: 122
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Greece can best be described as the birthplace of stage performances. Even an amphitheater of 1,900 years is not the country's oldest such facility. And the long tradition of theater has at least trained Greek ears and eyes for stage plays, even though it is an outlandish one. Greek audience was duly entertained by a Chinese Kun Opera. And they heartily appreciated the performance by the Suzhou Kun Opera Theater which is in Greece for the 2017 China-Greece Cultural Exchanges and Culture Industry Cooperation Year. The Chinese have done their best to render their performance a dialogue between a centuries-old Chinese musical drama and an as old Greek theater. The lead actor, Yu Jiulin, has been feeling excited about his Greek tour of performance. "I've learned that the Herod Atticus Theater has a history of 1,900 years. It's a long history. And our Kun Opera also has a long history. It is described as the origin of all Chinese operas. It's like a dialogue between history and tradition. Now it comes my turn to hit the stage. I'm so excited about it. I look forward to rendering it as much a demonstration as a dialogue," said Yu Jiulin. Preparing for a Kun Opera performance can take hours. Make-up is extremely complex. Costumes and hair-dos and decorations are heavy and intricate. But for the Greek performance, it has taken up to two months to complete the technical preparation. This is because it is the first time for the Suzhou Kun Opera Theater to have ever performed on a theater in the open. "We hope to find a blending platform for our oriental abstract artistry and the occidental Greek objectivity. So we've resorted to the placement of orchestra and arrangement of stage for a visual effect of reality," said Chai Shaohua, head of Suzhou Kun Opera Theater from east China's Jiangsu Province. The performance of the Kun Opera, The Peony Pavilion, turned out to be a big hit and the Chinese opera has greatly impressed the local audience. "Many people loved it and found it fascinating especially because they have never seen something like that before and of course, Chinese opera visually is always magnificent. The music is so rich and special, so a lot of people were really excited about this. So it was an important milestone," said Aktina Stathaki, who is in charge of the China-Greece Year of Cultural Exchange Program at the Greek Ministry of Culture. For more dialogue, the Greek ministry and Chinese ensemble joined hands in offering a special workshop to local audiences and Chinese opera lovers. They showed them the interrelation between the overall performance and the music, make-up, costumes and characters. They found a Chinese-Greek interpreter to help the audiences better understand the tricky parts. The Suzhou Kun Opera Theater was founded in 1956 and has dedicated its last six years on reviving ancient Kun Opera repertories. The Peony Pavilion is among these repertories. http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20170717/8055833.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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Beijing Opera Performance Clip

Beijing Opera Performance Clip

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  • Duration: 6:52
  • Updated: 26 Mar 2007
  • views: 280421
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Chinese opera has a history dating some 2,000 years. There are 317 types of opera, of which Peking opera is the most important and well-known. The practitioner of Peking opera is a master athlete -- he must be in top physical shape to accommodate the rigors of this performance art. Most performers begin their training from childhood. A well-known example is Kungfu star Jacky Chan, who started training in Peking opera as a child. Performers wear extensive makeup; their whole faces are painted in bright colors. Colorful masks,inspired from ancient ceremonies and religious symbols, are done by the actors. The color of each character's face is significant as it represents the character's personality and fate. www.GalleriaPangea.com
https://wn.com/Beijing_Opera_Performance_Clip
Dreams of a Chinese Opera

Dreams of a Chinese Opera

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  • Duration: 4:47
  • Updated: 19 Jun 2016
  • views: 524
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Beautiful record of contemporary classical Chinese music. Found at the High End in Munich 2016
https://wn.com/Dreams_Of_A_Chinese_Opera
Chinese Opera (Hokkien)

Chinese Opera (Hokkien)

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  • Duration: 3:17
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2008
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another excerpt performed by the Dang Onn Gezai Opera Co of Fujian Province.
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Nixon in China 3 minute preview from San Francisco Opera

Nixon in China 3 minute preview from San Francisco Opera

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  • Duration: 3:15
  • Updated: 07 Jun 2012
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Nixon in China Music by JOHN ADAMS and Libretto by ALICE GOODMAN COMPANY PREMIERE John Adams' rhythmically rich re-creation of a presidential trip to Beijing has established itself as a great American opera, a work of "clarity, simplicity, shocking elegance" that "will be around for the long haul" (The New York Times). A quarter-century after premiering at Houston Grand Opera under the leadership of David Gockley, this modern masterpiece makes its long-awaited Bay Area stage premiere. Michael Cavanagh's "brilliantly effective" staging (Vancouver Sun) will feature Brian Mulligan, whose rich baritone thrilled audiences in San Francisco Opera's Faust (2010) and Werther (2010), in the title role. Lawrence Renes, whose conducting of Adams' Doctor Atomic won praise from London critics, will lead the orchestra. "What commands attention in the Nixon score is, quite simply, melody" (The New York Times). This year marks the 40th anniversary of Nixon's trip to China. Read an article by Kissinger adviser Winston Lord and journalist Leslie H. Gelb in The Daily Beast about this historic breakthrough event. For a longer sound sample of Nixon in China, visit the Boosey & Hawkes website at boosey.com. USF's Center for the Pacific Rim and San Francisco Opera will co-present a panel discussion about Nixon in China on June 5, 7pm at Fromm Hall. Production contains one instance of adult language and gunshots. Sung in English with English supertitles Approximate running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes including two intermissions
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