A Night at the Beijing Opera

A Night
at the Beijing Opera

Tales of a bygone dynasty have retained their charm to date. Spend an evening immersed in
the traditional art of Beijing Opera. This 2-hour show features elaborate costumes and
talented performers showcasing these stories through song, music and costumes.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Telling stories of fortune, prosperity, and melancholy, professional Chinese opera stars captivate the audience with their mimic, song and elaborate costumes at one of the leading opera theatres in the capital.

The popularity of this art and entertainment form, with educational values embedded during performances, still maintains some stature and respect in China and continues to beguile a local and international audience up until today.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Night at the Beijing Opera

19:00 - 21:30

A 7 pm pick-up from your downtown Beijing hotel marks the start of a culturally enthralling evening. Despite serious competition from more modern forms of entertainment, traditional Chinese performance art in the form of Beijing opera continues to flourish in China, and this evening will give our guests a heightened knowledge of this cultural mainstay of China. An example of opera for the masses that will leave spectators, foreign and local, in awe from the time the curtain is raised until the final applause.

Peking opera is one of the major categories; a traditional Chinese art form that blends legend with music, drama, singing, martial arts, acrobatics and acting into an enticing performance style. Designed to enlighten and entertain the lively and informative exhibitions and performances offer a kaleidoscopic array of cultural and educational experiences.

Dating back to the 18th century at the time the Qing Dynasty flowed through the country, this form of opera was a very popular and highly valued means of entertainment in the courts. The movements, song, dance, display of art and the inclusion of elaborately decorated costumes developed over the years into the art as it exists right now.  With a variety of roles and dedicated performers, each tasked with the part of showing their skills of story-telling, scenes depict stories of ancient Chinese times, folkloric tales in combination with well-choreographed musical support. Music always has taken a very important place in this form of opera. Synchronizing the tunes with the performance, each story and each work of opera will give the audience a more complete understanding of its storyline.

All that, and conversations between the performers on stage, completes an evening that one may not forget and will remain with explorers for eternity. After the show, you will be dropped back at your Beijing hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • Standard seating at the Beijing Opera
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Supplement for VIP seat at the Beijing Opera
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis. A private guide will accompany the customers yet will join other guests during the actual evening
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Beijing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and both Beijing’s International Airports are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • We regret that we cannot guarantee in any way, confirmed pre-seating for this show.
  • The final seating arrangement will be determined on spot. There are very limited places reserved for wheelchair-bound guests; the management of the show will do all possible to provide a place for wheelchair users.
  • Photography and video may be prohibited during the performance; use of flash or infrared lights may interfere with the safety of the performers. Please ensure that you follow the guidelines from the management prior to entering the theatre.
  • Bag searches upon entering the theatre may be conducted.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • We highly recommend not bringing young children on this tour due to the nature of the show and the excessive use of loud music.
  • We regret that we cannot be held responsible for any discomfort to the child during the show, should you bring infants and children to this performance.

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