Culture of Teochew
Culture of Teochew

Culture of Teochew

Chao Opera, also known as Chaozhou Opera, Chaoyin Opera, Chao Tune, Chaozhou Baizi Opera, and Chaoqu Opera, sings a variety of dialects and is popular in the Chaozhou region. Chao Opera is an ancient drama with a history of more than 400 years, is an offshoot of Southern Song Opera and Yuan Dynasties. Since the 1930s, inventions of Chao Dynasty scripts circulated abroad during the Ming dynasty, and Ming Dynasty artists copied Southern drama scripts excavated in Chaozhou. , Supported by historical data. Chao Opera is now one of China's top ten dramas, and one of the three major dramas of Guangdong which has the reputation of "Nan Guo Qi Hua". He is well known both at home and abroad for his fusion of exquisite and exquisite singing music and a unique form of performance into local dramas.

Chao Opera mainly absorbs the specialties of Yiyang, Kunqu, Bangzi, Pihuang, etc., combined with local folk arts, such as Chaozhou, Chaoxiu music, etc., and finally forms a unique art form and style. It consisted mainly of combination music, complemented by a plate cavity, and retained the ancient chorus of singing and singing two or three together. Apart from the accompaniment of the erhu, suona, pipe and other musical instruments, it also uses two unique strings, coconut hu, Qu gong, deep waves and Su gong, etc., which are unique. The content of Chao Opera is mainly based on family ethics and love between men and women. The language is popular and clear, and the lyrics are elegant and popular. Together with many small folk songs, it is very much loved by the audience.

Opera Chao is complete, with the first games suitable for life, timing, cleanliness and ugliness. The performance is smooth and clear, and the workmanship is not only strict within the program specifications, but also full of bare hands, focusing on the display of skills. The ugly pupil in Chao's opera loves the people, because he has many civilian characteristics, likes to laugh, has fun, is easygoing, and funny. Ugly students can also play any role, emperor, minister, and even scholar, and drama can be fun or sad.

The Chao Opera language is quite local and lively, which can be seen everywhere in the traditional Chao Opera script. However, since most of the drama artists in the old society were children who were stricken by children, and their knowledge was low, much of the drama language they passed on tended to be vulgar. Some scribes participated in the preparations, but they were esoteric and esoteric bias. In general, Chaoju's operatic language has not been able to "seek elegance in habit and refine habit in grace" to achieve the artistic level of "a general appreciation of elegance and strangeness."

In the early days of Hong Kong's port opening, a large number of Chaozhou people came to Hong Kong to make a living, so there was a Chao Opera show. In the middle of the last century, Chaozhou plays were popular in Southeast Asia, and local opera groups were also founded. In the 1960s and 1970s, Yulan Shenghui in July of the Lunar Calendar was the heyday of tidal drama, performing in more than 50 neighborhoods in Hong Kong. For three days and three nights, there were more than 160 performances. Today, although the divine performance has faded away, LCSD invites different groups to come to Hong Kong every year to appear in its theaters.

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