Sunday, August 10, 2008

Yue-Opera


A close shot of the actors in the Yue Opera 'Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai' , the first color picture made in China , year 1953. This one was taken this April when I was in Ningbo.
I'd like to say the Yue-opera was previously all female performances, that is to say, if you play the role of a male, you have to be a bareheaded girl...so is the girl(on the left side) in this photo, Sometimes they need to wear hats when walking on the road.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I saw your photo on the portal and thought, "Oh, great opera shot!", and it is! Beautiful. I don't understand the comment in parenthesis. Please explain.

magiceye said...

this is a beautifully composed shot capturing the expressions of the actors so well... lovely


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MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

the colours and costumes look wonderful, coupled with the lighting

HZDP said...

Kate,
I was talking about the atlanta dailyphoto..
but deleted it because it seems my comment has nothing to do with the Yue-opera..

Magiceye,
yes, those buds are beautiful~

Maria,
Well, I love the man's costume more,haha, but that was actually a girl

Jilly said...

How absolutely beautiful.