HAN Zaifen, one of China's most acclaimed Huangmei Opera artists, won applause from more than 2000 audience on May 20' s night with her splendid performance in the University of Science and Technology of China(USTC).
HAN, founder and president of Anqing Zaifen Huangmei Opera Art Theater, impressed the audience with her graceful singing and movements, sweet melodies and beautiful costume. The performance featured most influential Huangmei plays with touching plots and unique stage sets.
Huangmei Opera is one of the most famous traditional operas in China. Originated as a rural folk song and dance that has been existent for the last two centuries, it has its roots in the tea-harvest songs of Huangmei, China's central Hubei Province, but it did not gain popularity until it was blended with folk songs in neighboring Anhui Province.
Huangmei Opera is easy to understand and learn, thanks to its lyrical tunes, simple words and literary tradition. It excels in expressing emotions and describing personalities. It is considered as "China's country music".
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This article came from News Center of USTC.