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There are so many histories behind this hall. On August 25th, 1912, the Chinese Nationalist Pary(KMT) was founded at the guild hall at a convention of the Revolutionary Alliance, led by famous Sun Yat-sen, and five smaller pro-revolution parties...more
Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3 Hufang Road, Xicheng District | Beijing Subway: Hufangqiao Station, Exit D, Beijing 100050, China
As many have remarked, Peking opera is not like western opera and a full performance of a Peking opera would be hours long and too much for western tastes. Nonetheless, it has a long tradition in China and should be experienced, if only in a...More
You need to understand that this is something completely different from the western style opera. The singing may sound to you more like squealing and the content of the play is a bit silly, characters are frivolous and their behaviour may look strange sometimes. Also...More
The Peking Opera is not like the western version. The voices are quite shrill. Once you get used to that the choreography is beautiful and quite acrobatic. The digit subtitles are good but move to quickly to be read at several points. The three acts...More
Quite a cultural experience, completely different of the western opera. The ritual of the dressing, the make up and the masks are unique. The stories are great, they play 4 or 5 short ones with very different characters, the show lasts around 1 hour which...More
The Beijing Opera has such great history that this deserves consideration. Our cab driver could not find it - new driver? It surprising that it was in such a small facility and that the performance was so short. It was nice, just different. If you...More
I read a lot of reviews and people who told me not to go, but I enjoyed it. It was definitely not Western opera but it was a unique cultural experience! The singing was high pitched but the costumes were great and the atmosphere was...More
I went to a show here in late July 2011. First they offer you tea and lots of different things to eat all for a fee, of course. The food is OK but not really good. We had a front row table but the theater...More
The costumes are quite amazing. The masks are so skillful. The skills that the perform with ease are truly spectacular. It's just the music and song that is really - well culturally different. I have to say that most people tend to fall asleep or...More
We saw the "sample platter" show, and I really wasn't that impressed. The samples were mostly about choreographed fighting, with very little singing which was maybe a good thing since the actors had fairly weak voices that you could barely hear above the instruments. It...More