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Zheng Yici Peking Opera Theatre

No.220 Xiheyan Street, Xuanwu District, Beijing 100051, China
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Unusual, but very enjoyable

I am an opera buff in the UK, but as others have said, this is far from western opera. We saw a... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
via mobile
More like a Play

Very different style from western opera more along the line of a play.3 short acts with English... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Jennefer N
Canberra, Australia
via mobile
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No.220 Xiheyan Street, Xuanwu District, Beijing 100051, China
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I am an opera buff in the UK, but as others have said, this is far from western opera. We saw a selection of four scenes from Chinese opera, booking direct online. If you do this, you will need cash to collect your tickets (I...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very different style from western opera more along the line of a play.3 short acts with English subtitles.The costumes were spectacular but i am not sure about the singing it was a bit like shrieking.Overall a very different experience, just go with a open mind.Cost...More

Thank Jennefer N
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had this attraction recommended by our guide in Beijing. I am not an expert on Chinese opera so I cannot comment on its authenticity but I will say that like western opera, you need to go in with some patience and an open mind....More

1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Whilst I love music, dance and the arts, I tend not to enjoy shrill opera voices breaking glasses! The costuming was amazing and enjoyed watching the actor prepare his makeup on stage prior to the performance. Did appreciate the English subtitles so that I had...More

Thank CarolynMcI
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I have been to operas before and frankly listening to someone trying to tell me a story in a language I am not conversant with...not my favorite. However this opera offers Enlish subtitles on a marquee so you can follow the story. Frankly It was...More

Thank KimVee
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This was very interesting to see. Arriving early, there is an actor on stage doing his make up and dressing. An interesting look into tradition. There were three mini operas. There was a story board in English which flashed by too quickly to read our...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I was impressed with the beautiful costumes and delightful actors. The only comment is the English subtitles were too fast to read We really enjoyed the humor and excellent story telling in all 3 acts

1  Thank MaryBashkim
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This was quite an experience. I am a lover of European traditional opera and had no idea what to expect. An art form from the 1700s that uses a specific way of talking, singing, kung fu movements, elaborate costumes and make up and has many...More

1  Thank Harry H
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Before going to Beijing, I had searched for information on different Peking Opera theaters and finally decided to go to Zheng Yici. This was a wise decision I must say! Upon arriving at the entrance of the theatre, I was a bit disappointed with the...More

3  Thank Steven V
Reviewed 20 April 2014

The Good: Jackie Chan started here. Like Jackie,the acrobats and martial artists are absolutely superb and very entertaining. Worth going just to see these guys. The Bad: While the costumes were culturally authentic and beautiful, the female singers sounded like scalded cats. The Ugly: Don't...More

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