2023 Lantern Festival Gala: Traditional Chinese opera 'View Lanterns'

The 2023 Lantern Festival Gala, held by China Media Group (CMG), kicked off at 8 p.m. on Sunday to mark the end of the 15-day Spring Festival celebrations, featuring traditional Chinese culture and showcasing a variety of technical innovations and program creation highlights.

This year, the gala presented some of the country's intangible cultural heritage projects, including a variety of lanterns from all corners of the country that featured Chinese traditional folk crafts, in addition to the usual genres for a traditional Chinese festival gala, such as crosstalk and sketch comedy, as well as dancing and singing performances.

One of the 2023 Lantern Festival Gala's most eye-catching performances was the traditional Chinese opera "View Lanterns." The performance depicted the festive scene of reunion during the Lantern Festival. This culture, like the opera artists' chanting, has been passed down for thousands of years.

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