Peking Opera Show in Beijing (Night Tour)

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Concerts and shows
  • Culture shows and excursions
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Beijing, China
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Watch one of the most celebrated opera styles in China
  • Learn more about the rich history of the ancient Peking opera
  • Private tour
The Beijing guide and driver will be holding a sign with your name written on it and pick you up from your hotel lobby at 18:20. Drive to the theater directly. Peking opera has more than 230 years of history. It is believed that Peking opera gradually came into being after 1790 when the famous four Anhui Opera Troupes came to Beijing. Peking opera developed quickly during the reign of Emperor Qianlong and the Empress Dowager Cixi under their imperial patronage, eventually becoming more common to the common people.

In ancient times, the costumes were a garish collection of sharply contrasting colors to stand out on the dimly illuminated stage only lit by oil lamps. Peking opera is a harmonious combination of the Grand Opera, ballet and acrobatics consisting of dance, martial arts and mime.

The Peking opera band mainly consists of an orchestra and percussion band. The former frequently accompanies peaceful scenes while the latter provides the right atmosphere for battle scenes. The commonly used percussion instruments include castanets, drums, bells and cymbals. One person usually plays the castanets and drums simultaneously, which conducts the entire band.

The orchestral instruments include the Erhu, Huqin, Yueqin, Sheng (reed pipe), Pipa (lute) and other instruments. The band usually sits on the left side of the stage. Afterwards, your Chinese driver will take you back to your hotel.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Charge for Peking opera show tickets
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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