Sichuan Opera: Buddhist and Ghost Plays with Madam Chen Qiaoru

Sichuan Opera: Buddhist and Ghost Plays with Madam Chen Qiaoru

Copresented with the UCLA Confucius Institute

Welcome in the Year of the Dog with a performance of China’s Sichuan opera led by award-winning performer Madam Chen Qiaoru and guest artists from Chengdu. Featuring supernatural characters and stories from the spirit realm, the program showcases Sichuan opera's unique a cappella vocal style (gaoqiang) and its show-stopping face-changing (bianlian) performance technique.  

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