Telling history thousands of years in China, ancient and melodious voice of singing, exquisite facial-makeup and costumes, graceful gestures, as well as dance, acrobatics, martial arts mixed in, that is the Chinese opera. There are more than 360 branches of Chinese operas all over different regions in China. For instants, Peking opera, Kunqu opera, Cantonese opera. The most representative is Peking Opera, the classic features have made a strong influence all over the world.
Site: Liyuan Theater
Liyuan theatre main perform in Chinese traditional opera with tourists and serious Chinese lovers. Here you will treated with English subtitles, try on opera costumes and put on some makeup to make photos as an opera artist.
Stage: The Emperor and his Concubine
It’s a Tragedy of love story and also a real history tale in ancient, happened between Qing and Han dynasty, Chu-Han contend for hegemony.
Xiang Yu, The great conqueror of Western Chu, was an opinionated person. He heard and believed slanders of Li Zuoche who pretended to surrender to him but actually was assigned by Han Xin the commander in chief of Han army, to raise his troops to attack Han state in spite of the remonstrance from his generals and his favorite concubine Lady Yu. Xiang Yu led his army to Mountain Jiuli in where he and his troops fell victims to the trap of Han Xin. Realizing that his time was gone, he caressed his horse Wuzhui and sighed deeply. Considering not to be a burden to Xiang Yu, at the time that Han army was attacking, Lady Yu performed a sword-dance and then cut her own throat by the sword in front of him. Under the leadership of Xiang Yu, Chu army fought for their last shot, and unfortunately they failed. Xiang Yu cut his throat at the bank of Wu River.
Stage: Celestial Beauty Scattering Flowers
The Tathagata learned that Vimalakirti fell ill in Pili city, and upon that he sent one of the celestial beauties to scatter flowers in the habitation of the patient. Following the order of her master, the celestial beauty arrived there and did what the master told to do. Later on, she read the Buddha's order to the patient before returning.
You will be more familiar about Chinese legend of god and even about the Buddhism, esthetic perform on the stage will leave fresh and magic ambience around you.
Show time: Daily 7.30pm-8.45pm
Site: China An Grand Theater
The theater characterized by the classical style of Ming and Qing dynasty, and the combination of both ancient style and modern architectural arts. Welcome you staying in a world with spacious and magnificent.
Stage: The Orphan of Chao
It’s a story took place in Chun-Chiu and Chan-Kuo period, Jinling Gong lord of Jin country is Fatuity, the quisling Tuanjia made a dictatorship, the loyal courtier Zhaodun Concern for the fate of country, wanted to extirpate the traitors, however，lead to fatal disaster of his family. His daughter-in-law, Princess Zhuang ji delivered a boy, became an orphan at last, named Zhaowu who was chased by cracksman. At this critical time, Chengying and Gongsunchujiu, friends of Zhaodun made a stratagem: Chengying abandoned his own son, and Gongsun dedicated his life to protect the important boy, Zhaowu. After 15 years, Chengying sufferd disgrace and insults in order to brought up the orphan Zhaowu, Finally, became a successful man, orphan Zhaowu killed Tuanjia, eliminated traitors and evil for people, and also redressed an injustice for Chengying, revenged for Zhao family.
The unexpected changes in story make your mind twists and turns, moved by the life of actresses and actors on the stage, as if you are in the story either.
Show time: Daily 7.30pm-8.50pm
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Peking Opera: from $32/p.p