Taizhou Luantan Opera


Fort Wayne Sister Cities International Inc. recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of its relationship with Taizhou, China, by hosting the world renowned Taizhou Luantan Opera. The opera company is a group of 25 singers, instrumentalists, dancers and acrobats from Fort Wayne’s sister city Taizhou.

Traditional Chinese opera is very different from what many here would consider opera, with dramatic make-up, songs, colorful costumes, dance and acrobatics representing traditional Chinese stories that date back over 400 years to the Ming dynasty.