Young students pass on traditional Chinese opera

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-06-12 11:18
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Du Sulinna makes up at the dressing room in Yunnan Dian Opera Theatre in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan province, June 10, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Young student Du Sulinna hopes to make Dian Opera known and liked by more people.

With a history of over 200 years, Dian Opera, a kind of opera which combines traditional Chinese opera and distinctive Yunnan characteristics, was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2008.

The 16-year-old Du Sulinna started learning Dian Opera since she was 9. "My grandpa is a super fan of Dian Opera and my father is a professional Dian Opera actor. I have developed a keen interest in Dian Opera since I was a kid. I hope to be a professional Dian Opera actress, " Du said.

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