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The best of several chengdu opera...mainly because they have announcements and subtitles in English so you can understand the story!!!!....It was very different to normal opera...hugely enjoyable...and how do they do the face changing?....we got lucky and had some wonderful seats near the front..the show...More
Didn't understand a word but didn't need to either. Totally worth the experience. Buy the VIP tickets and get a massage and/or an ear cleaning. Yup you read that right. We opted for the massage but passed on the ear cleaning. A weird custom here....More
Certainly it delineates a sense of at the performing arts centre or a stadium where authentic opera were performed! There are exhibitions of La Traviatta, Madame Butterfly, and so forth! It was amazing! The illuminated stages also created a great sense of love from the...More
If you want the real experience, go to the early afternoon shows reserved for Chinese senior citizens. You need to show up early or even a day earlier to purchase tickets, but you can always kill time having tea in the old teahouse where the...More
Its a small theater, adjoining a tea house. We were served tea in the teahouse (cafeteria setting) , then seated to watch an amazing spectacle. Extremely colorful characters, wearing outrageous costumes and telling different stories or performing a variety of acrobatic acts. The story lines...More
If money is not an issue and you're keen to see a Chinese spectacle then the Sichuan opera could possible be for you. Truth be told it's a bizarre set of skits in a rustic theatre offering everything from finger shadow puppets (probably the best...More
Having been to a few operas, I was quite skeptical about this one. Delighted to say it pleasantly surprised me, especially it's light displays and water effects. Also some great stage design. There should be a warning about photo sensitivity since the lights can be...More
Cheapest places are 140rmb, but these places are not very good. Better take 180rmb places. We got free tea before and during the show and something to nibble on.
The show was great. We got a mixture of opera, a comic sketsh, puppet performance, fingerplay...More