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Ou Opera, a distinctive local genre of opera in Wenzhou
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Ou Opera, a distinctive local genre of opera in Wenzhou, originally known as "Wenzhou Luantan", was renamed "Ou Opera" in 1959. In June 2008, "Ou Opera" was added into the list of the second batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritages. In this video, let’s follow foreign anchor Anna to have a close contact with Ou Opera.

 


Ou Opera performance not only has intense and exciting martial arts scenes, but also has delicate and implicit singing plays. With the unique regional characteristics, it presents a strong breath of life.

Zhang Shijie, an inheritor of Ou Opera, a Provincial-level Intangible Cultural Heritage

 

During this visit, Anna communicates with 3 inheritors of Ou Opera. They are Zhang Shijie, Cai Xiaoqiu, and Fang Rujiang. From theory to practice, from history to inheritance, Anna conducts an in-depth study upon Ou opera, learning all aspects of this unique and charming genre of opera in Wenzhou.

 

Cai Xiaoqiu, an inheritor of Ou Opera, a Provincial-level Intangible Cultural Heritage

 

The young actors have grown up to be the main force and backbone of Ou Opera. In Wenzhou Ou Opera Troupe, they are responsible of giving daily performances. The children of the next generation are learning Ou Opera’s basic skills and theoretical knowledge in a tight schedule. The young generations are constantly injecting new vitality into traditional Ou Opera, which ensures that Ou Opera could be passed down forever.

Fang Rujiang, an inheritor of Ou Opera, a Provincial-level Intangible Cultural Heritage