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Kunqu - one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the Kunshan melody, and dominated Chinese theatre from the to the centuries - pictured: Warrior maiden

Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), male actor in the stage dress of a young woman - the only role he played in the Beijing Opera (also known as the Peking Opera or Jingju Opera). He introduced Beijing Opera to the World with his tours to Japan in 1919 and 1924, to the U.S. in 1930, and the USSR in 1932 and 1935. more via chineseopera

Mei Lanfang male actor in the stage dress of a young woman - the only role he played in the Beijing Opera (also known as the Peking Opera or Jingju Opera). He introduced Beijing Opera to the World with his tours to Japan in 1919 and.

Chinese opera performing arts

Chinese opera performing arts

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