China News Service, Guangzhou, December 25th (Reporter Cheng Jingwei) Sponsored by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, undertaken by the Guangdong Provincial Art Research Institute, and co-organized by the Cantonese Opera Art Museum, the "2022 Cantonese Opera is More Exciting · Guangdong Opera Show" lasted for four days. It came to an end on the evening of December 24th, and produced the "Ten Best Huadan" and "Ten Best Xiaosheng".

  The "Top Ten Actresses" are Chen Tingting (Shantou Special Economic Zone Teochew Opera Troupe Co., Ltd.), Yang Jing (Guangdong Cantonese Theatre), Xu Shangmei (Guangdong Han Opera Inheritance Research Institute), Chen Yanling (Guangzhou Cantonese Theatre), Liang Chaohua (Guangdong Cantonese Theatre) ), Tan Minyi (Guangdong Cantonese Theater), Ke Chaoxing (Guangzhou Cantonese Theatre), Wu Bijun (Guangdong Cantonese Theatre), Jiang Dan (Guangdong Han Opera Inheritance Research Institute), Wu Donghang (Haifeng County Xiqin Opera Art Inheritance Center).

Photo by Xu Jianmei, performer of Guangdong Han Opera

  The "Top Ten Young Students" are Chen Zhenjiang (Guangzhou Cantonese Theatre), Su Linxuan (Guangdong Cantonese Theatre), Chen Jiaming (Haifeng County Xiqin Opera Art Inheritance Center), Yang Zuolin (Guangzhou Cantonese Theatre), Yu Zefeng (Haifeng County Xiqin Opera Art Inheritance Center), Kang Jian (Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theater), Deng Zhenpeng (Guangdong Han Opera Inheritance Research Institute), Pan Zhiyue (Guangdong Han Opera Inheritance Research Institute), Chen Jianchao (Guangzhou Cantonese Opera Theater), Zhang Jianpin (Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theater).

  During this performance, the "Symposium on the Art of Business and the Inheritance and Development of Opera in the New Era" was also successfully held, sponsored by the Guangdong Provincial Institute of Arts and the Liwan District Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Guangzhou.

The meeting took the form of online, and invited experts from inside and outside Guangdong Province, performing artists and scholars from Guangdong Province who participated in the work of the judges of this exhibition to discuss the inheritance and development of opera art in the new era.

Haifeng Baizi opera performance photo by Xu Jianmei

  Fu Jin, vice chairman of the China Association of Literary Critics and director of the Academic Committee of the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Opera, pointed out that as a performing art, the core competitiveness of opera comes from the "skills" acquired by actors through long-term hard practice, and "skills" are reflected in professional performances.

The opera industry is a series of basic skills of "singing, reading and doing", which have been explored by the predecessors through a lot of stage practice for thousands of years.

Grasping the business is to grasp the "technical" system and grasp the basic skills.

  Fu Jin believes that opera actors should start from the profession and master the basic skills and basic repertoire of the profession.

If the "technique" of the profession is solidly mastered and skillfully used, the actors will not be framed, will not feel that there is a gap between them and the characters in the drama, and will not act too "superficially".

Photo by Xu Jianmei, performer of Lei Opera

  Li Jide, president of the Chinese Opera Performance Society, explained the important value of the art of business.

He believes that the art of Xingdang is the core link of Chinese opera art. The generation of Xingdang is a reflection of people's cognition of life and the world in art, and the art of Xingdang is the creation of countless opera performing artists.

There are more than 300 types of operas that are not exactly the same, but the arts are all exquisite, which makes Chinese operas have a high sense of beauty; each type of opera has its own innovations and creations, and learns from other types of operas, which has created the richness of the art of the industry. It has also become an important reason why opera is popular and loved by people.

  Chen Qiaoru, a first-class actor and a representative inheritor of Sichuan Opera, a representative project of national intangible cultural heritage, made a suggestion based on her 40 years of experience in performing Sichuan Opera. Firstly, the teacher who arranges the industry to take the young actors to learn the representative repertoire of the industry; as an opera actor in the new era, he must inherit the industry well, but the performance should not be limited to the industry, there should be performances across the industry, so as to play a good character .

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