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  • The Orphan of Zhao comes to Shandong


    An opera, The Orphan of Zhao, was staged at Lishan Theatre in the city of Jinan, Shandong province, on Oct 27.

  • Lu Opera


    Lu Opera or “Huazhuang Yangqin” as it is otherwise known, is one of China’s eight major opera genres and is typical to Shandong province.

  • Shandong Bangzi


    Shandong Bangzi (Wooden Clapper Opera) is popular in southwestern cities and rural areas of Shandong province.

  • Wuyin Opera


    Wuyin Opera is a traditional folk opera with a history of more than 200 years. It is popular in the cities of Ji’nan and Zibo, and neighboring areas in central Shandong province.

  • Liuzi Opera


    Liuzi Opera, also known as “Beidiaozi” or “Kangbozi”, is popular in Shandong and Henan province, and northern Jiangsu, southern Hebei and northern Anhui.

  • Erjiaxian Opera


    Erjiaxian Opera, also known as Liangjiaxian or Dawuyin opera, is a traditional opera popular in western Shandong, eastern and northern Henan, northern Jiangsu and northern Anhui province.

  • Shandong Qinshu


    Shandong Qinshu, also called “Changyangqin” or “Shandong Yangqin”, is a traditional narrative music which emphasizes a conversational style of singing.