Sichuan Opera

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-11-10

The libretto of Sichuan Opera is humorous and flushed with vivid expressions and local characteristics.
Sichuan opera is an important part of Chengdu culture. Acts or stunts like “face changing变脸”, “fire spitting喷火” and “Rolling Light滚灯”have developed a school of its own. Face Changing is famous even overseas for its mysterious techniques.
The libretto of Sichuan Opera is humorous and flushed with vivid expressions and local characteristics.
Sichuan Opera Arts Center
The Sichuan Opera Arts Center, as an important performance venue for Sichuan Opera arts, is decorated with many couplets written by local arts personages. Classic Sichuan Opera scenes are performed every afternoon, and every evening there are Sichuan Opera stunt shows, acts and acrobatic performances.
Address: #54 Huaxingzhengjie Street, Jinjiang District
Name in Chinese: 川剧艺术中心
Address in Chinese: 锦江区华兴正街54号

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