Charles was long associated with the English National Opera and was the first Australian chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
The leader of the League, which had run the campaign with a strong anti-immigration and Eurosceptic platform, said Italians sent a clear signal on Sunday. "It is the Italians who decide for Italy, not Paris, not Berlin or Brussels, and not the spread (the financial markets)," Salvini told reporters.
"I was probably the first person ever to gain a doctorate in Chinese opera from an Australian university," he said. "But my thesis looked more at the social impact it had on society rather than the music."
Xiong said the key to reforming the country's English language tests is a separation between exams and enrollment, so that people will start to learn English because they like the language, not because they are required to study it.
The heyday of nan dan was in the first half of the 20th century, when Mei Lanfang, Shang Xiaoyun, Cheng Yanqiu and Xun Huisheng, dubbed the Four Great Dan, established the four dan styles of Mei, Shang, Cheng and Xun.
Mackerras studied the Tang Dynasty (618-907) for his MLitt at the University of Cambridge in 1964 and wrote his PhD on Chinese opera at the Australian National University in Canberra in 1970.