China Cultural Centre in Sydney jointly launched “Experience China Quintessence—-Peking Opera Online Show” with China National Peking Opera Company and released five classic operas online.“Women Generals of the Yang Family”recounts the unflinching loyalty and the remarkable bravery of the Yangs as they sacrificed themselves to defend their country from foreign military powers.“Farewell My Concubine” is a love story based on the legend of Xiang Yu – the warlord of the ancient Chu Kingdom – and his beloved consort Yu. Xiang lost a battle for the throne, and Yu committed suicide with his sword.
“The Legend of the White Snake” tells a love story between a young man and a white snake, which is full of twists and turn and ends up with a happy ending.“Havoc in the Heavenly Kingdom” tells a story from the Journey to the West. Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, made havoc in the Celestial Palace and defeated the troops of the Jade Emperor.“The Rescue in the Wild Boar Forest”presents stories about how Lin Chong is framed at the White Tiger Hall, being saved at Wild Boar Forest, and joining the outlaws at Mount Liangshan.
These five classic selections will show you the charm of Peking Opera and help you understand the broad and profound Chinese culture.
China Cultural Centre in Sydney
China National Peking Opera Company