Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera

Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera

Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera
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KM Lee
Singapore217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Rather than a full length opera, this performance highlights various aspects of Sichuan performing art. There is the obligatory operatic skit and the various acrobatic stunts culminating in the face-change performance.
A nicely packaged program, although the compere could have made a better attempt to give an English introduction to the events about to unfold. Mine just mumbled her way through.
If possible, come earlier and walk around the surroundings which feature period architecture.
Written December 20, 2023
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Bobok18
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Must visit if you are in Chengdu. Its at Qintai Road. Show starts at 8pm till 930pm. Buy ticket early, in the noon at their office at Qintai Road. The theatre is across the road in a park. The ticketing staff will tell you the theatre location. A very unique experience.
Written January 1, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
We had a very enjoyable evening of watching the Sichuan opera performance of face/mask-changing. The bian lian performers put on a spectacular show of changing their very decorative faceplates in the snap of a split second. At times, the masks were changed multiple times in a few seconds.
Written May 8, 2019
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shanghaijones
The World159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
This Sichuan Opera is a medley of performances bringing to the stage some of the best tea house skits and acts of the last 1000 years. The performers are some of China's best. Every musician is a world class artist. Some have performed worldwide and many have successful recordings.

The most wonderful shadow box artist you will ever see. A very slow "Chinese style" comedy always has Chinese visitors laughing and leaves Westerners bored. Some of the hottest fire breathing you will ever see. An old man puppeteer who performs amazingly sensuous (not sexy) acts with puppets that make you forget it is a man operating those puppets. And of course the famous Sichuan Changing Masks act with incredibly fast face changes.

Every visitor to Chengdu should see this performance at least once. My first tip to you is to have your guide or hotel purchase you tickets in stage center first or second row. These seats get served complimentary tea and peanuts. But best is that you will feel the heat from the fire breather.

You can get an in seat massage or have an ear cleaning performed by very experienced practicioners.

My second tip is to come 30 minutes to 60 minutes early if you are the type of person who enjoys seeing behind the scenes and doesn't need to have constant sensory stimulation. You can casually observe the performers applying make up for the show and take photos. My third tip is that after the show if you are close to the stage, you can quickly go to the stage and get photos with one or more of the performers. But this complimentary photo session is not advertised and the performers don't hang around waiting. You must get up there quickly.
Written October 18, 2014
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Ron D
Ottawa, Canada46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
We got our tifckets through our hotel and went to this show to get a first hand taste of the Sichuan Culture. The ticket price included pickup and drop off at our hotel and the admission to the show. I was lucky that I had read part of an English version of Chinese Myths and Legends. With that and the English subtitles displayed at the bottom of both sides of the stage I was able to understand what was happening in the show. Even if you do not understand the show it is well worth the visit to see the costumes, the face changing show and the music. Sit back with an open mind and let them entertain you. It is a highly professional show not to be missed.
Written November 13, 2013
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Nishant P
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I believe that plays and operas are a good window to know old history, tradition and culture of a country and a place. Sichuan Opera was exactly that. After reading great reviews I decided to visit this place. Actual theater is inside a park located on beautiful Qintai Road. Tonghuimen Road station is the closest subway station. Get out of the station and walk towards Qintai road which is hardly 50 m away. Qintai Road is in itself a beautiful street with lots of restaurants. Buying tickets online is usually cheaper, but I bought it from the ticket office located across the street outside the park in which theater is located. I paid 140 CNY and is one of the few places in China which accepts international cards. I will recommend 7:30 PM show. Reach about 2 hours before the show. Most restaurants in China start winding up around 9 PM and the show goes on till 9 so you may not find many restaurants open after the show ends. Around 6 PM inside the park local chinese people assemble and dance. It is a slow rhythmic dance which seems like a form of exercise and is common across China. It is an experience in itself.

I bought the least expensive ticket of 140 CNY. Some people recommend to buy a VIP seat but I felt that even from back seats experience is kind of same as theater is small. Every one is offered unlimited supply of Chinese tea and a snack which you have to crack open and eat.

I have seen a lot of cultural programs around the world and this Opera is among the top 5 that I have seen. It gives you a glimpse of how deep and old the Chinese civilization is. Show is combination of multiple programs including a musical program in which a guy plays a traditional flute like instrument. Everything was great and my favorite were the initial comic skit and mask changing show at the end. Whole program is in Chinese but there is lady host who will introduce each play both in Chinese and English. Do not be deterred by the Chinese language as the show is so great that it will transcend the boundaries and barriers of language and will give you a lifetime experience. If you have only one thing to do in China, then I will recommend this.
Written October 3, 2019
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Alienandbear
Daly City, California, United States154 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
This is an absolute tourist trap. This is like Lao She Tea house in Beijing...this has absolutely no value at all.

A few okay shows for a mind boggling 300 rmb. With 300 Rmb you can have 2 good meals in Cheng Du.

My Wife and I went there because we are writing a book about our travels and wanted to see the quality of the performances and to see if we wanted to include it in our book...

So definite no.. This is the place where you pay a tour company to trick foreigners to spend their money and to keep these places alive.

There are definitely better places to go see this and for a much cheaper price. For example, while not good the Tea house across from panda house in Jin Li Street was much better than this and it cost 150 rmb for the both of us instead of 700 something.

Summary-

If you are looking for a tourist trap for tourists then this is the place to go.

If you like spending your money without thinking this is the place to go.

If you are too lazy to look for the really nook authentic shows this is the place to go.
Written September 3, 2013
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ktina36
San Diego, CA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
I liked watching the opera! You even get tea and a snack to eat while you watch. The shadow puppets were my favorite! I even paid $20 for them to do my makeup like the opera singers and they took awesome photos of me!
Written April 2, 2015
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brusselslady48
Placida, FL83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We obtained tickets for the Shu feng Ya Yun Tea House opera at our hotel (Holiday Inn Express). We paid 220 RMB each and were met at the entrance of the teahouse on Qintai street and escorted into the tea house. The tea house is in a park and is like an open pavilion with a roof covering. So you get the feeling of being outside but protected from the weather. Our seats were a few rows from the stage since we had reserved seating. We were glad that we didn't wait to get our tickets at the venue since we would be sitting much farther back. As soon as we were seating we were served jasmine tea from a long spout tea pot and asked if we wanted a massage or cold beer (extra charge). The tea house also offers the traditional ear cleaning service!
There was an area on the right hand side of the theater where you could watch the performers putting on make up and costumes. The performance was more like a variety show than an opera. It consisted of traditional folk instrument selections, stick puppet show, hand shadow show, singing, comedy routine (which loses something if you don't speak Chinese) and the famous changing faces and costumes. Each act was introduced by the MC in both Chinese and English. The whole performance was about 90 mins. long. It was a great taste of the Sichuan culture.
Written June 21, 2010
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Katie Z
Chicago, IL35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
This tea house opera show was great! for only 80 yuan, you get a nice big chair, all the tea you can drink! You can order beers for cheap and can get your face painted. The opera itself is so unique and would recommend it to anyone!
Written June 30, 2015
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