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Geju
Chinese contemporary classical opera (Chinese: 当今古典歌剧; dāngjīn gŭdiăn gējù; "contemporary classical opera") is a musical art form drawing on western opera traditions - distinct from modern developments of traditional Chinese opera.[1][2] One of the first western-style operas was The White Haired Girl (1940).[3][4][5] Chinese-language western-style opera is to be distinguished the Revolutionary operas of the Cultural Revolution
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Opera
Opera
Opera
(Italian: [ˈɔːpera]; English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere [ˈɔːpere]) is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (libretto) and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting.[1] In traditional opera, singers do two types of singing: recitative, a speech-inflected style[2] and arias, a more melodic style, in which notes are sung in a sustained fashion. Opera
Opera
incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery, and costumes and sometimes includes dance
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Ge Guangrui
Ge Guangrui (葛光锐, Shanghai, 1929) is a Chinese composer.[1][2][3] His best known opera is We have our own successors (Chinese: 自有後来人 Zi you houlai ren). He also worked on Chen Zi's 1954 opera Liu Hulan.[4] References[edit]^ A Critical History of New Music in China - Page 328 C. C. Liu - 2010 "Talimu he [The Tarim River] by Ge Guangrui" ^ New music in the Orient: essays on composition in Asia since World ... - Page 274 Harrison Ryker - 1991 Ge Guangrui p190, 191, 196 ^ Donald J
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Du Yu (composer)
Du Yu (杜宇) is a Chinese composer.[1] He was involved in co-composition of many of the most famous Chinese-language western-style operas prior to the Cultural Revolution.[2] Works[edit] Chen Zi and Du Yu (composer): Chun lei Spring thunder Zhang Dinghe and Du Yu: Doushi ting The poem contest pavilion Chen Zi and Du Yu: Dou E Yuan The grievances of Dou E, also known as Snow in Summer Du Yu (composer): The Gada plum blossoms Gada meilin Du Yu (composer): A busy country scene Ren huan ma jiaoReferences[edit]^ A Critical History of New Music in China - Page 346 C. C
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Zhang Dinghe
Zhang Dinghe (张定和, Hefei, 1916–2011) was a Chinese composer and conductor. He composed the music for the 1958 opera The Tale of Huai Yin, as well as many songs, ballets, and film music.[1] References[edit]^ 张定和(1916-2011) 2012-06-10This article about a Chinese composer is a stub
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Wuhan
Wuhan
Wuhan
(simplified Chinese: 武汉; traditional Chinese: 武漢; pinyin: Wǔhàn; [ù.xân] ( listen)) is the capital of Hubei
Hubei
province, People's Republic of China,[13] and is the most populous city in Central China.[14] It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River
Yangtze River
at the intersection of the Yangtze
Yangtze
and Han rivers. Arising out of the conglomeration of three cities, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan
Wuhan
is known as 'China's Thoroughfare' (zh);[1] it is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city and connecting to other major cities
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Shi Lemeng
Shi Lemeng (Chinese: 时乐濛; pinyin: Shí Lèméng; b.12 October 1915 – 2008) was a Chinese composer who served in the People's Liberation Army.[1][2][3][4] He was born in Yichuan county, Shaanxi province in China. Among his best known works in the Chinese-language western-style opera Two Women of the Red Army (Liangge nv hongjun) to a libretto by Chen Qitong. References[edit]^ “解放军作曲家”时乐濛逝世 享年93岁 ^ A Critical History of New Music in China
China
- Page 314 C. C. Liu - 2010 "... late 1950s, some large-scale and very effective works were being produced, among them the mixed chorus Yingxiongmen zhansheng le Dadu he [The heroes have triumphed at the Dadu River] by Luo Jingxian and Shi Yuemeng;" ^ The Harvard Dictionary of Music - Page 265 Don Michael Randel - 2003 "and "Ge chang Erlaing shan" ("Song of the Erliang Mountain"), in Henan folk song style by Shi Lemeng (b. 1915)
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Keshan Hong Ri
Keshan Hong Ri (《柯山红日》"Red Sun over Mount Ke") is a 1959 six-act Chinese-language western-style opera produced by the Opera Troupe of the People's Liberation Army's General Political Department. The music was composed by Zhuang Ying and Lu Ming. The opera tells of the PLA's actions in Tibet
Tibet
at the pseudonymous "Mount Ke".[1] The following year it was made into a musical film Keshan hong ri "The Red Sun over Ke Mountains" 1960 directed by Dong Zhaoqi.[2] References[edit]^ People's Republic of China year-book 2005- Page 579 "Red Sun over Mount Ke (Keshan Hong Ri, 1959) — Produced by the Opera Troupe of the People's Liberation Army's General Political Department, the six-act opera tells of the PLA's actions in Tibet
Tibet
at Mount Ke area in West China
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The Injustice To Dou E
Dou E Yuan, commonly translated as The Injustice to Dou E, and also known as Snow in Midsummer, is a Chinese play written by Guan Hanqing (c. 1241–1320) during the Yuan dynasty. The full Chinese title of the play is Gan Tian Dong Di Dou E Yuan, which roughly translates to The Injustice to Dou E
The Injustice to Dou E
that Touched Heaven and Earth
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Zheng Lucheng
Zheng Lücheng (Chinese 郑律成, Korean 정률성, Kwangju; 13 August 1918 – 7 December 1976) was a Korea-born Chinese composer. He is most notable for having composed the music to the Military Anthem of the People's Liberation Army, to words by Gong Mu (公木; real name: Zhang Yongnian; Chinese: 张永年).[1][2]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Works 4 Personal life 5 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Zheng was born Cheong Buk'un (郑富恩) in the South Jeolla Province of what is now South Korea
South Korea
in either 1914 or 1918
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Longing For Husband Cloud
Longing for Husband Cloud or Cloud Gazing or Cloud of Eternal Sorrow (望夫云) is a story of the Bai people. It is also the title of a 1962 Chinese-language western-style opera composed by Zheng Lücheng to a libretto by Xu Jiarui.[1][2][3] References[edit]^ Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women - Volume 2 - Page 145 Lily Xiao Hong Lee, A. D. Stefanowska, Sue Wiles - 2003 "... of the PRC, Zheng Lücheng was active in his work as a composer; he wrote the music for the Western-style opera Cloud Gazing." ^ Di ba jie yazhou yi shu jie - Page 50 Hong Kong. Urban Council - 1983 "This was 'Wangfuyun' ('Cloud of Eternal Sorrow'), first performed in Beijing in 1962 by the Central Opera Troupe. ... The libretto was selected for a new attempt at a Chinese geju and then Zheng Lucheng, an ethnic Korean who had written .." ^ New music in the Orient: essays on composition in Asia since World ..
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Sister Jiang
Sister Jiang (Chinese: 江姐; pinyin: Jiāng Jiě) is a 1964 Chinese-language western-style opera based on the real life death of Sichuan
Sichuan
revolutionary martyr Jiang Zhuyun, though in the opera the name is changed to Jiang Xueqin.[1][2][3][4] The opera was composed by Yang Ming and Jiang Chunyang[5] musicians of the art bureau of the Chinese Air Force.[6][7] In 2002 at the invitation of the German World Art Festival, director Zhang Yuan presented the opera with Zhang Huoding in the title role as Jiang Jie at the Cologne Grand Theater - the first major presentation of a revolutionary opera in Europe. Zhang Yuan made a film version of the production in 2003. The opera is not the base of the 2010 CCTV-1 series also entitled Jiang jie. References[edit]^ East Asian History - Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, 1998 p134-137 ^ Chongqing & The Three Gorges Kim Hunter Gordon, Jesse Watson Page 97 "..
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Liu Hulan
Liu Hulan
Liu Hulan
(刘胡兰, 1932–1947) was a young female spy during the Chinese Civil War
Chinese Civil War
between the Kuomintang
Kuomintang
and the Communist Party.[1][2] She was born in Yunzhouxi village, in the Wenshui County of the Shanxi
Shanxi
province. She joined the Communist Party in 1946[3] and soon after joined an association of women working in support of the Liberation Army. She was actively involved in organizing the villagers of Yunzhouxi in support of the Communist Party of China
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Ayiguli
Ayiguli (阿依古丽) is a 1966 Chinese-language western-style opera composed by Shi Fu and Wusi Manjiang.[1] The libretto follows the script of the film Red Flowers on Tianshan (Chinese 天山上的红花). It tells the story of the Chinese Kazakh minority communist women's troupe leader Ayiguli, her education of her husband Asihar, and her struggle with anti-revolutionary elements fighting with the masses.[2] References[edit]^ A Critical History of New Music in China - Page 346 C. C. Liu - 2010 "... the highest achievements in Chinese opera during the four decades between the start of its history and the mid-1960s,”103 and Ayiguli, first performed in early 1966, was the final great example of the genre before the Cultural Revolution." ^ Marxism and aesthetics: a selective annotated bibliography Page 25 Lee Baxandall - 1968 BRAGA, Anthony, "'Ayiguli' - A New Operatic Heroine," EH, July 1966, 2 3-24. illus
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Shi Guangnan
Shi Guangnan
Shi Guangnan
(Chinese: 施光南; August 22, 1940 in Chongqing Municipality, China
China
– May 2, 1990) was a Chinese composer, best known for his patriotic and nationalistic songs from the Cultural Revolution era that combined traditional melodies with westernized accompaniment.Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] He attended the middle school division of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing
Beijing
and graduated with a degree in composition from the Tianjin Conservatory in 1964, whereupon he was assigned to the Tianjin Dance Theater.[1] In 1985 he was elected as vice-chairman of the Chinese Musicians' Association
Chinese Musicians' Association
and composed more than 100 works during his 20-year career. He lived in Jinhua, Zhejiang. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage
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Lu Xun
Lu Xun, ( Wade–Giles romanisation: Lu Hsün), was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (25 September 1881 – 19 October 1936), a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in Vernacular Chinese as well as Classical Chinese, Lu Xun
Lu Xun
was a short story writer, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, poet, and designer. In the 1930s he became the titular head of the League of Left-Wing Writers
League of Left-Wing Writers
in Shanghai. Lu Xun
Lu Xun
was born into a family of landlords and government officials in Shaoxing, Zhejiang; the family's financial resources declined over the course of his youth
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