Taizhou Luantan Opera

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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.