Peking Opera Experience at Liyuan Theater

Peking Opera Experience at Liyuan Theater
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$27
Duration: 70 minutes
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Description

Peking Opera, or Beijing Opera, is the most celebrated of China's 300-400 different opera styles. With its fascinating and artistic music, singing and costumes, Peking Opera is China's favorite opera. Story-lines in Peking Opera reference many aspects of Chinese culture, including historical tales, myths and legends and popular romances. An opera performance consists of beautiful painted sets, exquisite costumes, graceful gestures, martial arts and of course opera singing. Opera is so popular among Chinese people, especially seniors, that "Peking Opera Month" has even been officially declared. For first time Peking opera goers, the Liyuan Theatre presents traditional opera excerpts designed in short programs, yet maintaining the essence of the original works.

Pekin Opera is a form of Chinese opera originally from the 18th century which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and started to be known in the West thanks to the awarded 1993 movie "Farewell My Concubine". The performers have elaborate and colorful costumes, and use the skills of speech, song, dance and combat in movements that are symbolic and suggestive, rather than realistic.

The Liyuan Theater has performed traditional Peking Opera since 1990 and it’s one of the leading opera venues in China. Located inside a hotel in Beijing, this theatre offers this wonderful 70 minutes performance whose plot can be followed with the help of English subtitles on lateral screens. The opera starts at 19:30 and finishes at 20:40 every day. If you arrive early, you will have the chance to see the performers getting their make up ready in the dressing room.

You should arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the show to get your tickets. The address is: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel near Hufangqiao Subway Station exit C, 175 Yongan Road, Xicheng District, Beijing. It will take less 10 minutes to get the Liyuan Theater from the Hufangqiao subway station in Line 4.

When you arrive to the Liyuan Theatre, go to the ticket office to show your voucher and receive your real ticket. If you wish, there is an option of private pickup and drop-off transfer from your hotel, or an option of shared group pick-up transfer from your hotel, so you won’t have to worry about anything except enjoying an unforgettable show.

Peking Opera, or Beijing Opera, is the most celebrated of China's 300-400 different opera styles. With its fascinating and artistic music, singing and costumes, Peking Opera is China's favorite opera. Story-lines in Peking Opera reference many aspects of Chinese culture, including historical tales, myths and legends and popular romances. An opera performance consists of beautiful painted sets, exquisite costumes, graceful gestures, martial arts and of course opera singing. Opera is so popular among Chinese people, especially seniors, that "Peking Opera Month" has even been officially declared. For first time Peking opera goers, the Liyuan Theatre presents traditional opera excerpts designed in short programs, yet maintaining the essence of the original works.