China are invariably enthralled by the traditional Chinese theatre, which is
teeming with so many local operas. While the Peking Opera commands a
national following, the various provinces have their own operas. These
include the Yuju Opera of Henan Province, the Huangmei Opera of Anhui
Province, the Shaoxing Opera of Zhejiang Province, the Cantonese Opera of
Guangdong Province, the Jinju Opera of Shanxi Province, the Chuanju Opera of
Sichuan Province, the Hanju Opera of Hubei Province, Pingtan (storytelling
and ballad singing in Suzhou dialect) of Jiangsu Province, the Huju Opera of
Shanghai, the Xiangju Opera of Hunan Province, the Ganju Opera of Jiangxi
Province, the Minju Opera of Fujian Province, the Luju Opera of Shandong,
the Pingju Opera popular in Beijing and the northeast, the Qinqiang Opera of
the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, while the Peking Opera is
representative of the Chinese theatre.
The operas of various localities are loved by locals and tourists alike for
their unique artistic appeal and folklorish aura.