Chinese opera is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back as far as the third Century CE. There are numerous regional branches of Chinese opera, of which the Cantonese opera is one of the most notable. Cantonese opera originated in south China’s Cantonese culture. It is popular is Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics and acting.