Henan Opera Performed at the 2021 CCTV Spring Festival Gala
The 2021 CCTV Spring Festival Gala kicked off in Beijing at 8 p.m. local time on Thursday, Chinese New Year's Eve, with Henan's elements and actors shining on the stage.
A stage photo of the Chinese opera performance. [Photo/CCTV Spring Festival's official Weibo account]
Li Shujian and Jin Buhuan, leading performers of Henan Opera, gave a wonderful Chinese opera performance to the audience nationwide with Meng Guanglu, Xu Mengke and other famous Chinese opera artists.
Jin Buhuan and Li Shujian. [Photo/CCTV Spring Festival's official Weibo account]
"It is a great honor for me to participate in the Spring Festival Gala of the Year of the Ox to do something for the spread, development, inheritance and popularization of Henan opera." According to Li Shujian, there are more than 300 traditional Chinese operas, among which Henan Opera is the leading genre in terms of the number of performers, troupes and audiences. And the fact that Henan opera was chosen to be performed with other 4 local types at the 2021 Spring Festival Gala proves itself as an influential genre.
Jin Buhuan is a well-known performer in the "chou" role (male clown, one of the four main roles in Peking Opera). It was his third time to participate in the Spring Festival Gala Evening. Just like Li Shujian, Jin Buhuan also gave up other opportunities, but he felt it was worth it. "Although the performance was short, it still played a significant role in promoting and spreading Henan Opera. With many highlights, the performance had won praises from the audience and thumbs-up from the directors, showing the essence of Henan Opera in terms of vocal singing."
今年是著名丑角演员金不换第三次参加春晚，他和李树建一样推掉了许多活动，但他打心里觉得很值，“虽然时间短，但是对河南的戏曲的推广、宣传起的作用很大。节目很有亮点，也得到了观众好评和导演点赞，展示了河南豫剧唱腔方面的精髓。”（中文来源/河南日报 翻译/赵汉青 海报/韩雨松 审校/丁岚）