Kunshan to host Chinese Opera Gala
Kunshan in East China’s Jiangsu Province will host the First Chinese Opera Gala from late October to December, China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced at a press conference on Thursday.
According Li Wen, vice mayor of Kunshan, the gala will feature 120 types of traditional Chinese operas, including Peking Opera and Yueju Opera as well as the lesser-known Danju- and Shaxi-style operas.
Many of the operas will be performed by national-level troupes.
“We plan to eventually cover all 348 types of Chinese operas over the next three years at the gala. Additionally, we will publish a book covering each type of opera that will cover its history, development, music and protection measures,” Ministry of Culture and Tourism official Lü Yuzhong said at the conference.