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China National Opera House Chorus

China National Opera House Chorus

The Central Opera House is the national opera house under the direct administration of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The Chorus is the main department of China Opera House and is a prominent and influential singing company in China. Most of its members are top graduates from conservatories of music all over the country who were well trained in music knowledge and vocal expression. Over the years, the Chorus has performed a wide repertoire, ranging from well-known Chinese and foreign operas to vocal masterpieces.


Thanks to the persistent efforts of generations of artists over more than half a century, the Opera House has debuted, staged and preserved a rich repertoire of world-famous operas, including La traviata, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot, Aida, La bohème, Rigoletto, Le nozze di Figaro, Othello, Cavalleria rusticana, Il barbiere di Siviglia, I Pagliacci, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Roi d’Ys, etc. The Opera House has also accumulated a repertoire of Chinese operas, including Liu Hulan, Song of the Grassland, Ayiguli, The 100th Bride, Marco Polo, Du Shiniang, Farewell My Concubine, etc. In 1988, at the invitation of Savonlinna Opera Festival, China National Opera House visited Finland and staged performances of Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Verdi’s Requiem and some Chinese musical pieces. These performances received high praise from the media. In January 2008, the China National Opera House toured several cities in America, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, Houston and Dallas, with the opera Farewell My Concubine.




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