I hear that the traditional Beijing Opera is governed by certain conventions. I would certainly be grateful if you could tell me something about it.
Beijing Opera originated in the late 1700s. It developed from some local operas in Anhui and Hubei provinces.
Now it has become a unique performing art that integrates singing, dialogue, acting and acrobatic combat.
The actors and actresses are also different from one another according to the characters they play.
There are four main groups of characters, namely the male lead, the female lead, the painted face and the clown.