Sichuan Opera Troupe enthralls Bangladesh audiences

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-11 10:13:28|Editor: Xiang Bo

Artists of Sichuan Opera Troupe perform acrobatic show in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on June 10, 2017. Touring artists from Sichuan Opera Troupe have staged exquisite performances themed "Cultural China, Splendid Sichuan" in Bangladesh on Saturday, astounding audiences with costumes, elaborate makeup, high-speed acrobatics and high-pitched singing.(Xinhua/Salim Reza)

DHAKA, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Touring artists from China's Sichuan Opera House have staged exquisite performances in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Saturday, astounding audiences with lavish costumes, elaborate makeup, high-speed acrobatics and high-pitched singing.

Organized by Chinese embassy in Bangladesh and Sichuan provincial government, the performance, themed "Cultural China, Splendid Sichuan," featured the famous secret "face-changing" routine, singing, dancing and acting at Bangladesh's National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.

Sichuan opera, known as Chuanju in Chinese, is an exquisite theatre and one of the renowned opera schools of Chinese opera.

Face-changing and fire-spitting are the most eye-catching artistic techniques that shape characters' personality in Sichuan opera.

The audiences raised their phones and snapped photos while they cheered and clapped following enigmatic performance.

The acclaimed opera troupe has been visiting Dhaka at the invitation of Chinese embassy in Bangladesh.

Shen Chao of Sichuan Opera Troupe said the performers were pleased to come to Dhaka.

"We're truly impressed by Bangladesh audience," he said, adding "So far I understand they were thrilled by Sichuan performances."

Abdul Hannan, an audience who enjoyed the performance with his family members, said that they were well impressed by the their stunning performance.

He said they were very glad to enjoy such excellent and flawless performances.

KEY WORDS: Sichuan Opera