Jinjiang Theater

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suathong
Singapore, Singapore740 contributions
What a show!
Mar 2019 • Friends
A highlight of our recent Chengdu tour is the Sichuan opera/face-changing show in Jinjiang Theater. The history of the theater can be traced back to 1908 which was then known as Yuelai Tea Garden. The present theater was constructed in 1954 and has undergone a few rounds of renovation. The most recent renovation was done in 2001. The theater has a seating capacity of about 700. Our seats were on the fourth row in the balcony, but we had a clear view of the stage.
The show started with "Three Heroes Battling Against General Lu Bu", a story from the classic novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms".
The opera tells a story of a young couple who are learning the skill of opera singing. A jealous suitor sets fire on the face of the young man. Being disfigured, the young man leaves the girl and lives in recluse.He then develops the skill of face-changing. Eventually, he re-unites with the girl and becomes a master of face-changing. The opera featured singing, dancing, acrobatics, and even flame-spitting.
At last, the face-changing (actually mask-changing) show. Nine masters took the stage and showed off their skill. One was holding a puppet which could change face. One master donned a huge 5-face headgear. Not only the master changed face, the five faces on the headgear changed faces as well.
Wow, what a show! I want to see the show again.
Written May 2, 2019
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vasile123
New York City, NY725 contributions
Face changing performance
Jun 2018 • Friends
This is an interesting show that was presented to us as Sichuan Opera . The most interesting part is at the end, where the protagonists change their masks several times like by magic. It is very different from what you may know in the west as Opera, but worth seeing for the atmosphere. One warning though: if you have already seen the Tang Dinasty show in Xi'an, this is not as spectacular, but it is a spectacle never the less.
Written July 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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