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Zheng Yici Peking Opera Theatre

Address: No.220 Xiheyan Street, Xuanwu District, Beijing 100051, China
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Ranked #161 of 305 Activities in Beijing
Type: Performances
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Balboa Island, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The Good: Jackie Chan started here. Like Jackie,the acrobats and martial artists are absolutely superb and very entertaining. Worth going just to see these guys. The Bad: While the costumes were culturally authentic and beautiful, the female singers sounded like scalded cats. The Ugly: Don't sit up front if loud cymbals annoy you. It is their instrument of choice. The... More

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Colorado Springs
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

One reason to travel is to Discover. At the Zheng Yici Peking Opera Theater you will discover a national treasure! -- Peking Opera done well in a venue that it was meant to be seen/heard/experienced in. As an aside, we visited a private garden in another city that a similar stage for private productions but outside -- the Aheng Yici... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It's worth paying extra for a table at the front where they serve you tea and nibbles. It is a great theatrical experience, the costumes a fabulous and you can follow what is happening on a display screen in English. We saw three items from the repertoire, all traditional Chinese . I rather liked the high pitched singing and the... More

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Barooga
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I really wanted to enjoy this show but after showing fancy costumes beforehand, during the show the costumes were fairly simple. Each act was interesting for a while but went on far too long and was boring by the time it finished. If it's optional on your tour don't bother there's lots of other better shows, such as Shichaun Opera... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

the costumes were wonderful and the makeup - but the high pitched voices and music were just too much. i wouldnt say dont go, but 10 minutes would of been better than one hour. i think people there wanted to like it as they could see the effort put into the performance, but the voices are just too much. didnt... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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94 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It's well worth getting seats near the front with tea and snacks, as it adds to the ambience. Enjoyed the prelude with the protagonist putting on his makeup. Sit back and savor the the performance.

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montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

First time I have seen this live. Great wait staff in front area with Teas, and exotic hors D'oeuvres . All great except my western ears can not adjust to the high pitched whining of the violin like instrument. Wonderful costumes, singing and dancing.

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