Also named "Henan Wooden Clapper Opera" and "Henan Lofty Tone," this is the main opera in Henan Province, but it has spread widely in China.
The music of Henan Opera is divided into four types: Xiangfu Tune, East Henan Tune, West Henan Tune and Shahe Tune. Yuju Opera is noted for easy and smooth voices, and distinct tunes. There are over 600 pieces in the repertoire of Henan Opera. Because of its beautiful tunes, a simple and unsophisticated style and a strong local flavor, Yuju Opera is well received by the audiences.
The most famous Henan Opera actors and actresses are Chang Xiangyu, Chen Suzhen, Cui Lantian, Gao Jie, Wei Yun and Ma Lin.
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