Yesterday night, I went to see an Chinese Opera show done by the Shanghai Opera School, all of the actors and actress are young students aged between 16 to 18 years old, truely impressive.
However it is also sad to be aware that now days few young Chinese people are interested in the traditional opera, we are more into internet, computer games, American movies and night lifes. There was one fun mid-aged man sitting behind me and keep commenting on the preformance, it is was interesting to listen as my knowledge was also quite limited towards such topic.
Yi Fu Theater has the longest history and the largest scale of any Chinese opera theater in Shanghai. It was once known as Tian Chan Theater. Since its establishment in 1925, Tian Chan Theater has featured Peking Opera performances and has been favored by many famous Chinese opera artists. Early on, it became the ‘Largest Theater in the Far East’.