Riv­et­ing per­for­mances

Changjiang Weekly - - FOCUS -

Start­ing in 2013, the Wuhan Per­for­mance Co., Ltd. has co­hosted the Chi­nese Opera Art Fes­ti­val with the Wuhan Theater, invit­ing fa­mous troupes and artists from all over the coun­try to per­form in Wuhan. Dur­ing the fes­ti­val, the or­ga­niz­ers have ar­ranged var­i­ous in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, invit­ing pro­fes­sional ac­tors and ac­tresses to open ex­per­i­men­tal cour­ses, or de­liver drama lec­tures and give per­for­mances on school cam­puses and at metro sta­tions.

A se­ries of dis­plays and per­for­mances of well-known op­eras were also de­liv­ered. In 2017, events like the 5th Chi­nese Opera Art Fes­ti­val and Opera Wharf — Na­tional Opera Masters and Troupes' Wuhan Tour put on a to­tal of 77 per­for­mances that en­ter­tained Wuhan opera en­thu­si­asts. Sta­tis­tics show that only nine cities in China see over 100 opera per­for­mances an­nu­ally. Wuhan alone presents a to­tal of over 400 per­for­mances, out­num­ber­ing most of the other eight.

Ac­cord­ing to Wuhan Per­for­mance Co., Ltd., the city is plan­ning to put on more ex­cel­lent op­eras in the fu­ture and be­come a na­tional opera per­for­mance center.

Photo by Yang Tao

Per­for­mance in the open­ing cer­e­mony of the 6th Chi­nese Opera Art Fes­ti­val

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