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Cultural Heritage of China – Peking Opera

Beijing as the capital of China offers various interesting things to do. During the day, visitors can explore countless historical attractions which located spread in town, while at night there is a chance to see night show. Peking Opera is one of most welcomed night shows in Beijing among tourists. Here, we can tell you the information about Peking Opera history, performance and include the show itself which hold every night in Liyuan Theater.

Overview about Peking Opera

Peking Opera was founded in 1790 so till now, in total it has a history of 200 years. Not only popular in China, Peking Opera is also famous till around the world. As the most popular variety of Chinese Opera, it is a treasure of Chinese traditional culture that every Chinese people should proud of. Come to Beijing, it is also worth it for a visit to see Peking Opera.
In ancient times, Peking Opera was performed mostly on stage in the open air, teahouses or temple courtyards. The opera underwent fast development during the reign of Emperor Qianlong and Empress Dowager Cixi.

Peking Opera Night Show in Beijing

Come to Beijing, it would be a waste if you do not enjoy the authentic Peking Opera. Famous Theater which held the opera every day is Liyuan Theater. Located in one of luxury hotel in Beijing, Beijing Qianmen Hotel, Liyuan Theater is an outstanding theater, very suitable for Peking Opera show. The theater is the first teahouse-style theater in Beijing and also provides English subtitles for foreign visitors. Every day, the show begins at 7:30 pm. On the stage, many masters of Beijing Opera as well as famous actors and actresses have given performances; generations of new actors and actresses have been trained. They will performs one of four main roles of Peking Opera including sheng (male), dan (young female), jing (painted face, male) and chou (clown, male or female).

Peking Opera presents audiences with an encyclopedia of Chinese culture including its unfolding stories, beautiful paintings, exquisite costumes, graceful gestures and martial arts. All of the aspects of China could be feel by see this Peking Opera night show.

Peking Opera have various graceful, magnificent, elegant and bright costumes. Its costumes, variety of facial expressions, facial masks and martial arts movements are mostly attract Western audiences. Do you want to taste Chinese traditional opera? Yes, you can come to Liyuan Theater with us!