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Kunqu Opera - The Peony Pavilion
Beijing Kunqu Opera at Imperial GranaryReviews:
If you want to watch a poetical style and romantic stories, You can't miss the Kunqu Opera show in Beijing Imperial Granary - Peony Pavilion. A elegant opera in terms of music, recitation, and the performers' movement. It is foremost acclaimed as 'watermill song' because of soft arias and graceful movement of performers. carrying forward the tradition of ancient poetry and common speech, the art is also of very high literary value.
Beijing Kunqu Theatre: The Imperial Granary
Chinese Kunqu Opera Info
Kunqu Opera, also known as Kunju or Kun opera was founded before Ming Dynasty in Kun Shan, It is held in great respect and is regarded as the sister opera of Beijing Opera and It's one of the oldest forms of opera still existing in China, In 2001, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization proclaimed Kunqu Opera as a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of humanity.
The Peony Pavilion
It is a play written by Tang Xianzu in the Ming Dynasty and first performed in 1598 at the Pavilion of Prince Teng. One of Tang's 'Four Dreams', it has traditionally been performed as a Kunqu opera, but Chuan and Gan opera versions also exist. It is by far the most popular play of the Ming Dynasty, and is the primary showcase of the guimendan role type. All Kun theatre troupes include it in their repertoire. Recent adaptations have sought to inject new life into one of China's best-loved classical operas, though such efforts have met with opposition from the Kun opera traditionalists. Today it is a regular performance at ancient Imperial Granary Beijing.
Kunqu Famous Performers
Many famous Beijing Opera players were also great performers of Kunqu Opera. Skilling in both operas was a remarkable respect of achievement. It was common for a joint performance in Beijing Opera or Kunqu Opera which involved actors and actresses from both sides. Mei Lanfang was famous for his sensitive portrayal of Du Liniang. The most famous actress of recent years is likely Zhang Jiqing's traditional approach out of Nanjing's Jiangsu Province Kun Opera.
Discount Kunqu Opera Tickets Booking
The Imperial Granary's Kunqu Opera - The Peony Pavilion has display on friday and saturday in weekly, It's shows time is 7:30pm, We offer the best discount tickets for all the Zone, The details price of Kunqu Opera at Imperial Granary as followed:
Yellow Zone: 380 Yuan Brown Zone: 580 Yuan
Green Zone: 780 Yuan Pink Zone: 980 Yuan
Blue Zone: 1980 Yuan
Red Vip Zone: 12000 Yuan
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