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
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
What are the operas about?HistoricalComedyTragediesFarce or Nonsense
Character RolesSheng - positive maleDan - positive femaleJing - supporting maleChou - the clown
Physical StrengthUntil recently, menwere only allowed to bea part of the opera.The actors must be ableto perform martial artsand acrobatic dances.
Costume and Make Up The costumes used in Peking Opera are very elaborate. The actors must apply their own make up every show.
What instruments are used?Percussion castanets drums bells cymbals
What instruments are used ?Orchestral Erhu Huqin Yueqin Lute
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
Yueqin“ T h e M o o n G u i t a r ” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrttPkk8f38