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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


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.
  • Peking Opera performance, in Beijing
  • Watch a classical Chinese opera with beautiful costumes, makeup, melodies and movements
  • Become immersed in an art form that was popular in the Qing Dynasty
  • Includes round-trip transfers from Beijing hotels


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, Dec 2017

Nice performance! Liyuan theatre was located near the Tiananmen Square.

, Apr 2016

You might watch Cannes Palme d'Or winner Farewell My Concubine before you decide to take in a Beijing Opera show. This venue is special in that it gives newcomers an introduction to Beijing Opera which can be a total shock if you've not been acclimated to the high-pitched vocals, extremely stylized movements, stereotyped characters that are immediately recognized by a Chinese audience, and so-on. Translations into English are lightening speed, but that can't be helped on overhead monitors, and the one hour performance consists of four or five excerpts from some of the funniest or most impressive routines from the Beijing Opera repertoire. Still, on the night I went, at least five different tour groups of 30 people were in the audience and two of these groups filed in 10 minutes late, interrupting the show. 5-10 minutes later, 90 of these clowns had stood up and filed out of the theater, presumably because they were bored or unimpressed. If you think Peking Opera might really appeal to you, be prepared for this reaction from the uninitiated audience or better yet just attend a performance at one of the opera venues that does not try to introduce the genre to clueless foreign tourists.

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