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International Journal of Art Innovation and Development, 2022, 3(2); doi: 10.38007/IJAID.2022.030202.

Compare the Similarities and Differences between Chinese Opera Singing and European Opera Singing


Le Zhang

Corresponding Author:
Le Zhang

Xi'an Fanyi University, Xi'an, China


The material life is getting richer and richer, and the good life has urged people to shift from material needs to spiritual needs. Opera singing has been more and more appreciated, and the prosperity of opera in various countries has also reached a climax. At the same time, the similarities and differences between Chinese opera singing and European opera singing were discussed. This article mainly studies the similarities and differences between Chinese opera singing and European opera singing. In terms of research methods and theoretical construction, this article mainly uses the comprehensive application of literature combing, individual interviews, and statistics of nearly 20 years of core music journals and related books. The methods of interviewing, recording, and listening to the opera videos of the opera year, combining information collection, desk arrangement, personal experience and thinking, and participating in singing, attempt to compare and study opera singing from a multi-dimensional perspective. Experimental data shows that due to the differences in Chinese and Western cultural backgrounds, the audience ’s aesthetic orientations in singing styles and performance methods are different. At the same time, the difference in singing aesthetics will lead to a variety of singings that serve specific aesthetic orientations. Style and performance. Experimental data shows that the differences between Chinese opera and European opera singing are cultural differences. Cultural differences have created the singing style and performance style of today's Chinese opera. China should continue to maintain the necessity of singing characteristics of Chinese opera and strive to build and improve Chinese opera. The necessity of a singing system.


Chinese Opera, European Opera, Singing Method, Cultural Background

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Le Zhang. Compare the Similarities and Differences between Chinese Opera Singing and European Opera Singing. International Journal of Art Innovation and Development (2022), Vol. 3, Issue 2: 7-19. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJAID.2022.030202.


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