Opera, Yue (Yuèjù 越剧)

Colin MACKERRAS

Yue Opera, which originated in Zhejiang Province, is unique among Chinese regional operas. Its actors are primarily female, and its stories and actions center on love and romance. Among China’s regional opera forms, its music is unusually lyrical and sweet.

Yue Opera (Yueju), whose name reflects the ancient designation of the Zhejiang region, is the main regional opera style of Zhejiang Province and Shanghai. It is among the best known and loved….

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