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Peking opera Appreciation-Grandslam (China) Co.,Ltd.

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Address: R705, Xingfu Building A, No.3 East Sanhuan North Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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I didn't go to an opera on past. I assume that opera is not that we see on peking opera. But for an experience is good.

Reviewed 27 January 2016
Andreas K
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I didn't go to an opera on past. I assume that opera is not that we see on peking opera. But for an experience is good.

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Cape Ann, MA
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109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Our tour guide explained that the opera is a Chinese tradition with people going to the show as social event as food is served while one sits at tables and have conversations before the show and during the intermission. It was disappointing that there were few people there the night we attended. I am glad I experienced this tradition even... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

As others have stated here, the Peking Opera is not for everyone. First of all, it is not a traditional opera, with arias, dramatic sets and weight challenged singers. However, if one defines opera more as a superior form of theatre - it definitely meets that qualification. Having worked in theatre for over thirty years, I can easily scale the... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Before the show began a young man sits on the stage and puts on a demonstration of what all goes on before the show in applying makeup and costumes. It took about 30 minutes for him to put on makeup and he had an assistant help him with his elaborate ornate robe. This may have been the best part of... More 

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Thank mikisme
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

I would go back just for this!!! Very unique and amazing. I agree is not for everyone, especially who has no sense for art in foreign cultures.

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Thank yurgany
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

I have been to the Peking Opera twice and it gets no better - but that's its charm. It is traditional singing which plays badly to European/US ears. Put that aside and watch the performance for what it is and then you realise it ain't bad at all. The end of the show is worth the wait when the audience... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Unlike any opera you have known. Don't go for the music it will hurt your ears. But go for the costumes and makeup and the experience. It's a dying art and you may not have the chance again

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

I really feel bad giving this such a low score, however it is only the honest opinion of myself and the other 11 members of my tour group. When we arrived in Beijing after a long day of travelling, the first place we were ushered to was the Peking Opera. It was the very last thing we needed in our... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

With absolutely no offense to cultural sensitivities, you need to go in for this prepared, particularly if you are not attuned to Chinese opera. While visually it is rich, the high squeaking, largely incomprehensible exchanges and the long drawn out 'drama' can get to you. I, actually, had to suffer killer glares and kicks under the table from spouse and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

While the Chinese put on a fabulous show with costume, make up and lighting, the opera in China is quite different than anywhere else. Unfortunately, the best word I have to describe it is "noise". High-pitched, "squeaky" singing, not the operatic voices most are accustomed to. Good to experience it once, just beware.

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