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Very different style from western opera more along the line of a play.3 short acts with English... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2016
jennefern2014
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Canberra, Australia
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Not your typical opera

I have been to operas before and frankly listening to someone trying to tell me a story in a... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2015
KimVee
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

I have studied abroad in China a few times before my most recent visit, and my exposure to Beijing Opera was through organized tours, visits to the Laoshe Teahouse, or special performances for our hosting institution. In all of those cases, I did not find...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Janae M
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We went to see Pekin Opera, but it happened that talented famous Chinese choreographer Gao Yanjinzi represented her dance play 'Blooming of Time'. The way she feels nature, the feeling you experience while watching a dance makes you live through the performance together with these...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I booked the most expensive tickets in order to enjoy tea and snacks as promised and to watch excerpts of five classics. There was no tea or snacks and only one classic, which was none of the ones published in the programme.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Christina L
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

I am an opera buff in the UK, but as others have said, this is far from western opera. We saw a selection of four scenes from Chinese opera, booking direct online. If you do this, you will need cash to collect your tickets (I...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank masaccio
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Very different style from western opera more along the line of a play.3 short acts with English subtitles.The costumes were spectacular but i am not sure about the singing it was a bit like shrieking.Overall a very different experience, just go with a open mind.Cost...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

We had this attraction recommended by our guide in Beijing. I am not an expert on Chinese opera so I cannot comment on its authenticity but I will say that like western opera, you need to go in with some patience and an open mind....More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Robert T
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Whilst I love music, dance and the arts, I tend not to enjoy shrill opera voices breaking glasses! The costuming was amazing and enjoyed watching the actor prepare his makeup on stage prior to the performance. Did appreciate the English subtitles so that I had...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2015

I have been to operas before and frankly listening to someone trying to tell me a story in a language I am not conversant with...not my favorite. However this opera offers Enlish subtitles on a marquee so you can follow the story. Frankly It was...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank KimVee
Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was very interesting to see. Arriving early, there is an actor on stage doing his make up and dressing. An interesting look into tradition. There were three mini operas. There was a story board in English which flashed by too quickly to read our...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I was impressed with the beautiful costumes and delightful actors. The only comment is the English subtitles were too fast to read We really enjoyed the humor and excellent story telling in all 3 acts

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if you paste the name of the theatre into a search engine, the website is the first hit and you book through email. Take cash to pay on the night.
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