China’s local opera troupe to perform in Cuba

A local opera troupe from south China will perform the Wu Opera, one of China’s traditional operas, in Havana on Jan. 29, the National Theater of Cuba said Tuesday.

The Wu Opera Troupe of Zhejiang is scheduled to play dances, songs, acrobatics and music with traditional Chinese masks and costumes.

Opera performers in action

The performance will exhibit various elements of the China’s traditional opera including mythological creatures, martial arts and dance.

The performance will include a dance of dragons and lions, which symbolize majesty, happiness and luck.

Founded in 1956, the Wu Opera Troupe of Zhejiang has dedicated to rescuing and restoring the Wu opera, the second major theatrical genre in Zhejiang with a history of over 400 years.

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