Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera

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The Department of Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera is the most representative department of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, renowned as the premier institution for training talent in Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera. The department offers five specialized programs: Peking Opera Performance, Music in Peking Opera, Kunqu Opera Performance, Music in Kunqu Opera, and Stage Management. Each program is designed to cultivate advanced professionals equipped with comprehensive theoretical knowledge, specialized skills, and a strong capacity for innovation and stage practice. Graduates are prepared to excel in teaching, research, performance, and creative roles within professional arts organizations and educational institutions.

The Department of Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera has achieved significant progress in the development of its disciplines. The Peking Opera Performance program is recognized as a National-Level First-Class Undergraduate Program. The Music in Peking Opera program is a Beijing Municipal-Level program, with several courses honored as National-Level Quality Courses. The Kunqu Opera Performance program is a crucial component of NACTA’s education in performing arts, playing a vital role in training professionals at various levels over the years.

The department boasts a team of highly skilled and academically accomplished teachers. It also engages renowned Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera artists and esteemed professors to enhance its teaching capabilities. This collaborative approach integrates experienced and emerging educators, combining internal and external expertise, and fostering partnerships between the academy and professional troupes.

Over the years, the Department of Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera has produced a large number of outstanding graduates. Many of them have become key figures in opera troupes and art academies, significantly contributing to the advancement of Chinese theatre arts.

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