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A glimpse of four roles in Peking Opera

Guangming Online)  10:33, October 31, 2012

Portraits of Peking Opera characters played by famous actors of late Qing Dynasty, painted by Shen Rongpu, a well-known portraitist active in the late Qing period.(file photo)

Peking Opera came into existence in a not too distant past, but it is full of mystery for Westerners. Peking Opera rooted in Chinese culture is quite different from Western drama.Watching a Peking Opera performance in one of these traditional architectures with old-style interior decorations, you seem to be in the midst of a bygone era.

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