An Evening of Beijing and Kunqu Opera
£10. Concessions 50% off (limited availability)
With English and Chinese surtitles
Qin Liang Actor
Ming Lu Actor
Kathy Hall Actor
Zenghui Qiu Spike fiddle
Qi Zhang Moon lute
Ying Wan Drums and clappers
Haishuo Liu Cymbals and small gong
Jack Footitt Bamboo flute
Ruard Absaroka 3-stringed lute and horn
Xiao Wang 2-stringed fiddle
The glittering beauty of the dan (female) roles in Beijing Opera and Kunqu Opera have long dominated the Chinese opera stage.
Come and meet them in this vignette showcase. The Heavenly Maiden brings blessings from the world of Buddhism, the lonely young widow pines to be loved, the royal concubine entertains the doomed King with a moving sword dance, and the loyal lady-in-waiting disguises herself as the princess to avenge the slaughter of the imperial household.
Enter the inner worlds of four different women in mesmerising opera scenes, presented by the Asian Music Circuit in association with London Jing Kun Opera Association.
An auspicious Lion Dance will lead the way from the Foyer at Queen Elizabeth Hall from 7.15pm.
Part of Chinese Season at the Asian Music Circuit.