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Peking Opera Show – Liyuan Theatre

Tour information

  • Aircondition tour coach
  • Cable car and slideway
  • Entrance tickets
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • One way transport
  • Speaking tour guide
  • Typical Chinese lunch
Tour Map

Peking Opera Show – Liyuan Theatre

Peking Opera of China is a national treasure with a history of 200 years. In the 55th year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, the four big Huiban Opera Troupes entered the capital and combined with Kunqu Opera, Yiyang Opera, Hanju Opera and Luantan in Beijing’s thearetical circle of the time. Through a period of more than half a century of combination and integration of various kinds of Opera there evolved the present Peking Opera, the biggest kind of Opera in China, whose richness of repertoire, great number of artists of performance and of audiences, and profound influence are incomparable in China.
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Departure: Every night
Duration: Approx 1 hour and 10 minutes
Show starts at: 7:30pm
Show finishes at: 8:40pm
Pick-up point and time: 1 hour before the show begins
Language: English
Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in one hour before the Show begans, and make sure each participant will be on the bus in time from different hotels. Then go to Beijing Liyuan Theatre – located in Beijing Qianmen Hotel, 175 Yongan Lu, Beijing. Upon arrival at Liyuan Theatre, you will be led to your seat with help of both your tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-booked entrance tickets.
Beijing Opera is mainly about the tales of successive dynasties regarding important historical events, emperors, ministers and generals, geniuses and great beauties, from the ancient times to Yao, Shun, Yu, the Spring and Autumn Period, the Warring States Period and the dynasties of Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing for 5000 years. Popular with western visitors, the Liyuan hosts Peking Opera with English subtitles as well as acrobatics performances in the Show.
Travel Tips:
Wear casually and pay attention to the climate in Beijing.
Service Package Includes:
Admission to the Peking Opera Show;
Pick-up service from hotel (one way transport only).
Service Package Excludes:
Gratuities (optional);
Transfer from/to airport or hotels in airport or remote area.

Peking Opera Show

The costumes in Peking Opera are graceful, magnificent, elegant and brilliant, most of which are made in handicraft embroidery. As the traditional Chinese pattern are adopted, the costumes are of a high aesthetic value.
The music of Peking Opera is that of the “plate and cavity style”. Its melody with harmonious rhythms is graceful and pleasing to the ears. The melody may be classified into two groups: “Xipi” and “erhong”, guiding pattern, original pattern, slow pattern, quick pattern, desultary pattern being their chief patterns. The performance is accompanied by a tune played on wind instruments, percussion instruments and stringed instruments, the chief musical instruments being jinghu (a two-stringed bowed instrument with a high register), Yueqin (a four-stringed plucked instrument with a full-moon-shaped sound box), Sanxian (a three-stringed plucked instrument), suona horn, flute drum, big-gong, cymbals, small-gong, etc.

Peking Opera Show (Includes one way transport and entrance ticket)

Evening Show for 1 hour and 10 minutes, one-way transfer service, at 1 hour before the Show start.

  • Qianmen Jianguo Hotel, Yongan Road, Xicheng, Beijing
  • 19:30-20:40

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1 review
  • John Kona
    5:19 am - December 12, 2012. Reply

    Beijing Peking Opera shows the traditional Chinese culture, its significance is profound, broad and profound!