Spotlight on Peking opera: Chinese Opera Festival celebrates centuries-old ‘national’ art form

//Spotlight on Peking opera: Chinese Opera Festival celebrates centuries-old ‘national’ art form

Spotlight on Peking opera: Chinese Opera Festival celebrates centuries-old ‘national’ art form

While Cantonese opera has become a hot topic – since April’s satirical Cantonese opera in Hong Kong, Trump on Show, detailing the life of US President Donald Trump – a forthcoming arts festival will allow Hongkongers to enjoy the most internationally renowned form of Chinese opera at home.The Peking opera, also known as Jingju, has been fully developed since the 19th century and is listed on the Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.The performance, known internationally as the “national…

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