Popular modern Peking opera revived in Shandong

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2020-08-04

Raid on the White Tiger Regiment (Qixi Baihu Tuan), a popular modern Peking opera and one of the most popular performances at the Shandong Peking Opera Theater, has recently been revived in Jinan, capital of Shandong.

The play was revised from a popular "yang ban xi," the so-called model plays of modern Peking Opera and ballets staged during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76).

The team of performers was formed in mid-May and the play's original performers were invited to serve as rehearsal directors.

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Raid on the White Tiger Regiment is performed by the Shandong Peking Opera Theater. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_d2bc4c1502c3]

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The opera is based on a true story that took place during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953). [Photo/WeChat account: gh_d2bc4c1502c3]

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Performers rehearse for the play. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_d2bc4c1502c3]

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Performers in the play pose for a group photo. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_d2bc4c1502c3]