Theatre: The Imperial Granary
Address: Nanxincang, 22 Dongsishitiao, Street, Beijing
Show Time: CLOSED
Ticket Price: RMB380/p.p - 1980/p.p
Introduction of Kunqu Opera:
Kunqu Opera, also known as Kunju or Kun opera, is one of the oldest forms of opera still existing in China, with its origins dating back to the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). It has distinguished itself by the virtuosity of its rhythmic patterns (changqiang) and has exerted a dominant influence on all the more recent forms of opera in China, including the Sichuan and Beijing operas.
In 2001, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization) proclaimed Kunqu Opera as a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of humanity (a UNESCO program that ensures that the best of every country's traditions is preserved and developed as well as made known to the outside world).
The Peony Pavilion 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, but only some 60 visitors admitted at the small but ancient Imperial Granary.
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. In Shanghai, Jennifer Hua Wenyi was very popular in the role, and has played the role abroad several times.
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Kunqu Opera Tickets Booking
You will meet our staff member at the ticket office of Imperial Granary 30 minutes before the show to receive your tickets. The Peony Vavilion of Kunqu Opera beginning at 7:30pm on weekend(Friday and Saturday).
Imperial Granary's Chinese Name and Address of taxi directions: 皇家粮仓: 东城区东四十条22号
We offer the ticket booking for all the zone, The details price of Imperial Granary Kunqu Opera as followed:
Yellow Zone ( 3 seats )：380yuan/p.p
Brown Zone ( 10 seats )：580yuan/p.p
Green Zone ( 34 seats )：780yuan/p.p
Pink Zone ( 14 seats )：980yuan/p.p
Blue Zone ( 8 seats )：1980yuan/p.p
Red VIP Zone ( 3 Box )：12000yuan/p.p
How to Booking:
Inquiry or booking with email@example.com or call 0086-13801067568.
Booking information: Your Name, Shows, Date, Time, Tickets, Telephone.
We will explain your inquiry or confirm booking within one working day. When your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation letters with email, which includes the confirmed detailed tickets with prices.
Please pay cash to our staff when you get the theater. Both RMB and US dollar are acceptable.