Guilin Gui Opera
Opera came into being in Ming and Qing Dynasties
and became a popular art form in Guilin and north
regions to Guilin. Tourists from Anhui Province
introduced the Anhui Tune in Guilin, and the Anhui
Tune developed into Gui Tune later. Melting with
palace opera of Jingjiang Palace and folk opera
introduced by musicians from palace in Ming dynasty,
Gui Opera performed in Guilin local dialect then
formed with Gao, Kun, Chui, Tan, and Za tunes.
In 1950, Bracelet, a show of the Gui Opera by
Guilin Gui Opera Troupe had won the second prize
in performances and the first prize in performer
in China Opera Show. The Legend of Concubine Yao,
a new play by the troupe, had been rewarded the
Wenhua Prize by China Cultural Administration.