Yu Opera, also called, 'Henan Clapper Opera' or 'Henan High Tune', is a major local opera in Henan Province and enjoys nationwide popularity.
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There are four styles in Yu Opera: Xiangfu (from Xiangfu County), Yudong (East Henan), Yuxi (West Henan) and Shahe (Shahe Couty). It is noted for its skill-demanding melodies, its fluent tune, strong rhythm and its intensive use of spoken language. Its simple and plain performance as well as its strong local flavour always provoke the applause of the audience.
There are more than 600 traditional plays in the repertoire of Yu Opera. Famous performers are Chang Xiangyu, Chen Suzhen, Cui Lantian, Gao Jie , Wei Yun and Ma Lin.
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