The majesty and spectacle that is opera is brought to light in RTD’s Opera documentaries
Seen by many as elitist, in some parts of the world opera is more of a folk art enjoyed by the majority for centuries. In China, Beijing Opera is full of symbolism which resonates with people coming to terms with the new society. The origins from street theatre to huge concert venues are explored in the film Beijing Opera: Reality and Eternity. Traditionalists take pride in the operas looking and sounding just like they did two hundred years ago, and how it has stood the test of time.