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The Peking Opera

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The Peking Opera

  1. 1. CHINA P e k i n g o p e r a a n dI n s t r u m e n t s o f c h i n a
  2. 2. Peking Opera Began in Beijing in 1790. It is a blend of music, dance, art, acrobatics, and martial arts. Peking also features beautiful paintings, exquisite costumes, and graceful gestures. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYWiQ_RnLWEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC6Ecc1LztY&feature=related
  3. 3. What are the operas about?HistoricalComedyTragediesFarce or Nonsense
  4. 4. Character RolesSheng - positive maleDan - positive femaleJing - supporting maleChou - the clown
  5. 5. Physical StrengthUntil recently, menwere only allowed to bea part of the opera.The actors must be ableto perform martial artsand acrobatic dances.
  6. 6. Costume and Make Up The costumes used in Peking Opera are very elaborate. The actors must apply their own make up every show.
  7. 7. What instruments are used?Percussion castanets drums bells cymbals
  8. 8. What instruments are used ?Orchestral Erhu Huqin Yueqin Lute
  9. 9. Erhu“ T h e C h i n e s e V i o l i n ” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI4m3AEy3RI&feature=related
  10. 10. Yueqin“ T h e M o o n G u i t a r ” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrttPkk8f38
  11. 11. Lute
  12. 12. Enjoy!h t t p : / / w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = G 0 q E E v 4 3 G D c
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