Qinqiang Opera-cultural symbol of Shaanxi

2017-12-06 16:21:24 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

Qinqiang Opera is a thousand-year-old operatic genre. It got developed in the Qin Dynasty, enhanced in the Han Dynasty, flourished in the Tang Dynasty, completed in the Yuan Dynasty, mature in the Ming Dynasty, and widely spread in the Qing Dynasty. With the title of “The Earliest Chinese Opera”, it had significant impacts on the origin and development of great operas such as Peking Opera. It is a popular opera in Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xinjiang, etc. Qinqiang Opera exhibits bold, rough and unconstrained artistic characteristics.

Qinqiang Opera, as approved by the State Council, was included in the list of “The First National Intangible Cultural Heritage” in 2006.

Places to enjoy Qinqiang Opera in Xi’an:

1. Xi’an Yisushe Theater: Guanyuemiao Street (the current Xiyi Road), Xi’an

2. Yisu Grand Theater: No.26 Anban Street, Beilin District, Xi’an

3. Huancheng Park, Geming Park, Fengqing Park, etc. (free-charge performances by folk artists and amateurs of Qinqiang Opera)

Xi’an Qinqiang Opera Theater: http://www.xaqqjy.cn/index.html

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