Los Angeles Yue Opera Troupe is a non-profit organization registered in California. Our mission is dedicated to promote Chinese culture and traditional opera art in Southern California and United States. Our goal is to strive for musical and theatrical excellence and foster understanding and appreciation of Chinese Yue Opera among a diverse public by presenting classical performances of the unique and high quality.
Yue opera is a form of Chinese opera founded around 1906. Over time, it grew in popularity, now being the most popular form of Chinese opera after the Peking opera.
Yue opera features are elegant and soft, which made it suitable for telling love stories. It was initially performed by men only, but female groups started performing in the style in 1923, and during the 1930s, the form became female-only.