Enjoy a one-of-a-kind cultural outing in Beijing when you attend an evening performance of traditional Chinese opera. Meet your group directly at your local hotel; climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and head to the Liyuan Theater. Upon arrival, settle in and get ready for the show. The performance showcases traditional Chinese opera, complete with opulent costumes and immersive storytelling; lively acrobatics and English-language subtitles are also part of the show. At the end of the evening.
Your Hotel or Apartment
Please ready by one hour before the show begins
Approximately 70 minutes performance, One way transport
.Peking Opera performance at the Liyuan Theater in Beijing;
.Enjoy a performance of Peking opera;
.Admire the performers’ colorful costumes, dramatic makeup and flowing movements;
.Experience a classical music and art form that was developed during the Qing Dynasty;
.Have the option to upgrade with one-way-trip transfers from central Beijing hotels.
Clean and tidy casual wear, not necessarily a suit!
.Admission to the Opera Show;
.Pick-up service from hotel (one way transport);
.Air-conditioned tour coach;
.English-speaking tour guide.
.Tips for the tour guide and driver;
.Food and drinks;
When visiting Beijing, be sure to experience a Peking Opera performance, a classical art form that was originally created more than 150 years ago for the entertainment of the Qing emperors. Taking in this highly stylized opera production is a quintessential Beijing experience. The opera features intricate vocals, movement, costuming and face makeup, and the opera tradition continues to be popular with Chinese audiences. Your tour includes admission tickets, and pickup and drop-off from your Beijing hotel.
Dating back to the late 18th-century, Peking Opera‘s tradition of elaborately-costumed performers on a sparse stage is a cultural staple in China. Enjoy an easy night out with this excursion. Instead of navigating Beijing’s complex subway system, enjoy air-conditioned transfers to the theater, pick up your pre-booked tickets and relax.
Beijing Opera is mainly about the tales of successive dynasties regarding important historical events, emperors, ministers and generals, geniuses and great beauties, from the ancient times to Yao, Shun, Yu, the Spring and Autumn Period, the Warring States Period and the dynasties of Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing for 5000 years. Popular with western visitors, the Liyuan hosts Peking opera with English subtitles as well as acrobatics performances in the show.
Your English speaking guide will pick you up at the hotel(within the 3rd ring road of Beijing City)'s one hour before the show begins. Then transfer you to the Liyuan Theatre for the amazing Peking Opera Show. Your discount tickets already arranged. If you are interested, you can arrange early to watch how the performers to put make up on Peking Opera has a history of only about 200 years. It is a form of Chinese opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. Basically, Peking Opera never has been an exclusive art form, from the beginning it was enjoyed both by the imperial court and the common people, so a wide range of audiences from all social classes was generated. Initially, exclusively male performers were allowed to participate in a play. Only from the 1870ies on, women made appearances on the stage. Even though, male performers continued to be highly popular in Dan roles. In recent years, Peking opera has attempted numerous reforms in response to sagging audience numbers. These reforms, which include improving performance quality, adapting new performance elements, and performing new and original plays, have met with mixed success. Liyuan Theatre is the most prestigious performance venue of Beijing Opera. From the traditional performance stage, the Baixian Table (old fashioned square table to seat eight people) to the unique facial make-up, everything in the theater reflects the special feature of old Beijing.
Peking Opera Show, Beijing Opera Show, Beijing Liyuan Theatre
Peking Opera of China is a national treasure with a history of 200 years. In the 55th year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, the four big Huiban Opera Troupes entered the capital and combined with Kunqu Opera, Yiyang Opera, Hanju Opera and Luantan in Beijing's thearetical circle of the time. Through a period of more than half a century of combination and integration of various kinds of Opera there evolved the present Peking Opera, the biggest kind of Opera in China, whose richness of repertoire, great number of artists of performance and of audiences, and profound influence are incomparable in China.
Peking Opera Show, Beijing Opera Show, Beijing Liyuan Theatre Departure:Every night Duration: Approx 1 hour and 10 minutes Show starts at: 7:30pm Show finishes at: 8:40pm Pick-up point and time: 1 hour before the show begins Language: English Meals: No food or drinks
Itinerary: Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in one hour before the Show begans, and make sure each participant will be on the bus in time from different hotels. Then go to Beijing Liyuan Theater - located in Beijing Qianmen Hotel, 175 Yongan Lu, Beijing. Upon arrival at Liyuan Theater, you will be led to your seat with help of both your tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-booked entrance tickets. Beijing Opera is mainly about the tales of successive dynasties regarding important historical events, emperors, ministers and generals, geniuses and great beauties, from the ancient times to Yao, Shun, Yu, the Spring and Autumn Period, the Warring States Period and the dynasties of Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing for 5000 years. Popular with western visitors, the Liyuan hosts Peking Opera with English subtitles as well as acrobatics performances in the Show.
Travel Tips: Wear casually and pay attention to the climate in Beijing.
Service Package Includes: Admission to the Peking Opera Show; Pick-up service from hotel (one way transport only).
Service Package Excludes: Gratuities (optional); Transfer from/to airport or hotels in airport or remote area.
The costumes in Peking Opera are graceful, magnificent, elegant and brilliant, most of which are made in handicraft embroidery. As the traditional Chinese pattern are adopted, the costumes are of a high aesthetic value. The music of Peking Opera is that of the "plate and cavity style". Its melody with harmonious rhythms is graceful and pleasing to the ears. The melody may be classified into two groups: "Xipi" and "erhong", guiding pattern, original pattern, slow pattern, quick pattern, desultary pattern being their chief patterns. The performance is accompanied by a tune played on wind instruments, percussion instruments and stringed instruments, the chief musical instruments being jinghu (a two-stringed bowed instrument with a high register), Yueqin (a four-stringed plucked instrument with a full-moon-shaped sound box), Sanxian (a three-stringed plucked instrument), suona horn, flute drum, big-gong, cymbals, small-gong, etc.