Appreciating Chinese Opera(二)-B
Since Da Nian taught me to appreciate Chinese opera, I love Chinese opera.
我喜欢听西洋歌剧。I like listening to Western operas.
In Weston opera they are sopranos and tenors. What are they called in Chinese opera?
There are similar roles. But not the same.
They are the qingyi and the laosheng in Chinese opera.
Are these actors with printed faces clown?
Not necessarily, some are pure and some are ugly. The facial makeup of national dramas uses various colors to represent good and evil
No they aren’t. They will call Jing in Chinese opera each kind of face paint represents different kinds of characters from good to evil.
So how does the audience differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys?
Well, a red face symbolizes loyalty, while a white face symbolized evil.
那就简单多了。That’s much simpler.
Chinese opera are very interesting, you have to watch them to understand.
You know a lot about Chinese opera. You must go to Chinese opera very often.
I regard myself as a big fan in of Chinese opera.