Beijing, China
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3 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Enjoy a classic Beijing opera on this 3-hour evening experience, including hotel transfers. Travel to Beijing’s Liyuan Theatre, and experience this 18th- and 19th-century art form, with richly dressed artistes performing opera, song, music, and stunts in the best opera tradition. Be impressed by the stylized performances and characters, and the acrobatic fights and dances that depict a historical Chinese event or folk tale. Central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • 3-hour evening Beijing opera experience at Beijing’s Liyuan Theatre
  • Watch a classic Beijing opera in the best tradition of the art form
  • Enjoy the song, dance, acrobatics, and poetry depicting a fairy tale or historical event
  • See richly costumed artistes perform acrobatic fights, dances, and mime
  • Round-trip transport, with central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off included
After early evening pickup from your central Beijing hotel, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to the venue for the opera: the Liyuan Theater.
On arrival, take a seat in the auditorium and feel the anticipation build as showtime approaches. Then, join the applause at the curtain rises and the colorful, 80-minute performance begins.
Traditional Beijing opera developed in the late 18th century, and combines music, song, mime, dance, and acrobatics, all performed by richly costumed artistes. The Liyuan Theatre is renowned for its classic opera shows, in the best tradition of the art form.
Each opera tells a historical or fictional Chinese story built around four main characters: sheng (male), dan (young female), jing ( painted face, male), and chou (clown, male or female), each of whom might be loyal or treacherous, beautiful or plain, or good or evil.
Be swept up in the color and drama of the story, watching everything from stylized action to acrobatic fighting and dancing, and enjoy the exquisite songs, music, mime, and poetry.
After the show, take your leave of the theater, and relax on the ride back to your centrally located hotel, where your experience ends with a drop-off.


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, May 2017

Sitting was OK. Subtitles were displayed so fast that it was impossible to read the Opera's plot.
No Scenography at all, very plain presentation considering Chinese full use of color and beautiful ornaments!

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