Opera Culture
Category:Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Tianzhushan Area has been the birthplace of Qianshan Tanqiang Opera since the Qing Dynasty. It is the ancestor of Peking Opera and Yue Xi Gaoqiang Opera, the hometown of many great Anhui artists who have made outstanding contributions to the creation of different operas (such as Anhui Class leader, Beijing Opera originator Cheng Changgeng), and the cradle of Huangmei Opera.

Qianshan Tanqiang Opera is a kind of rare and ancient folk Opera, with a history of 270 years in and around Qianshan County. It is commonly understood that Tanqiang Opera began no later than the late Ming and early Qing periods. In addition, Yue Xi Gaoqiang Opera, a kind of Han Opera, is unique to Yue Xi County, Anhui Province. The State Council approved Huangmei Opera for the list of the first group of National Intangible Cultural Heritage on May 20th, 2006.

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