Beijing Night Tour – Beijing Opera
Peking Opera is the dominant dance'drama genre in China. No masks are worn. Instead the actors wear make up that is intended to highlight their facial features. The focus of the art form is spectacle and athleticism. Like Japanese kabuki, all the actors, even those playing female roles, are male. Most Peking Opera stories come from Chinese history and legends.
The roles in Beijing Opera (Peking Opera) had seven categories during its early age, divided according to characters in the opera. They were Sheng, Dan, Jing, Mou, Chou, Wuhang, and Longtao. With the development of Beijing opera, it was divided into four main roles. They were Sheng, Dan, Jing, and Chou, based on the gender, age, evil or kind-hearted nature, handsomeness or uglinessy of the characters played.
The guide will pick you up about 18:00 at your hotel. The ticket has good position and it is 60 minutes’ performance by domestic professional Peking Opera actors. After the performance, back to the hotel with the tour guide.