Cultural Mark: Wu Opera
Nataliia Litvinova, 2020-05-22

    Once you hear the name "Chinese Opera," Peking Opera comes to mind. However, Chinese opera is extensive and profound, with rich variety. Actually, there are over 360 kinds of opera such as Kun Opera, Huangmei Opera, and Wu Opera. Wu Opera is the local opera of Jinhua. 

 

    Wu Opera, also known as Jinhua Opera, has a long history of over 500 years. It has been listed as national intangible cultural heritage and become one of the most representative operas in Zhejiang Province. 

 

    Wu Opera features rich traditional plays (over 500 plays) and thousands of names of tune.

 

    Let’s enjoy Wu Opera's Broken Bridge by Zhejiang Wu Opera Research Center!

 

    Recently, Wu Opera has been performed in many national galas and activities, such as CCTV Spring Festival Gala, CCTV Lantern Festival, CCTV Opera Gala, and Asian Cultural Carnival.

 

    CCTV Lantern Festival



CCTV Opera Gala



    What’s more, as the representative of Chinese culture, Wu Opera delegation visited and performed in nearly 50 countries and regions, including Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Japan, and Czech Republic. 

 

Wu Opera performed in Germany


Wu Opera performed in Malta



    On May 14th, Wu Opera was included in the list of Zhejiang Cultural Marks. Since then, Jinhua gained one more gold cultural brand.


    If you want to watch Wu Opera, China Wu Opera Theater is a good choice.

    Performance information is released in the official WeChat account of Zhejiang Wu Opera Research Center, please scan the QR code below to follow it.