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Published: 10 February 2023
A Study of Yuediao Folk Music Knowledge Development in Zhoukou, Henan Province, China
Lei Li, Awirut Thotham
Mahasarakham University, Thailand
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Keywords: Knowledge, Yuediao Opera, Chinese Opera Music, Henan Province, Opera Music Development
The qualitative method was used in this study of Yuediao opera knowledge development in Zhoukou, Henan Province, China. Based on the collected data, an interview form and questionnaire were used as research tools, and three key informants were selected. The study results are as follows: Yuediao opera is a unique local opera gradually formed by Henan dialect and local folk music. Yuediao opera has gone through the changes of the Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China, and the New China. It has a history of more than 300 years. Yuediao opera has gone from being a less famous local opera to becoming one of the most famous operas in Henan Province. Yuediao has performed for Chinese leaders in Beijing six times, and even some performing artists, plays, and vocals have become popular throughout the country. After the transformation of the Republic of China, "Shanglu diao" took the opportunity to revive and become the representative of Yuediao and has undergone great changes in the music system, performance style, aesthetic character, and other aspects through the evolution of "formal costume opera" to "informal costume opera" and then the reform of Chinese opera.
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