Peking Opera Classic Plays Staged in Hunan (Sept. 18-22)
Every 7:30 p.m. between September 18 and 22, ten Peking opera classic plays will be performed at Xiangjiang Theater of the Peking Opera Protection and Inheritance Center of Hunan (POPICH). The shows are included in a mentoring program that Peking opera masters impart skills to young artists. It is a rare opportunity to showcase the lineup and strength of Hunan’s Peking opera actors.
The mentoring program is POPICH’s key project in 2019. Renowned Peking opera performers such as Cao Jianwen, Ling Ke, Xi Zhonglu, Bai Yuling, Wang Mei, Zhang Ping, Lv Zhaofang, Wang Mengyun, Shang Changrong, and Xiao Runnian are invited to Changsha to tutor young performers to act out a number of classic plays. This helps improve the professional standards of Hunan’s Peking opera performers and preserve the traditions of classic plays.
POPICH Director Chen Zhengguang introduced that the event is part of the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 60th anniversary of POPICH establishment.
Discounted tickets will be provided, at the price of 80, 50, or 30 CNY/person for each show. You may book tickets through the official WeChat account of the “Peking Opera Protection and Inheritance Center of Hunan [湖南省京剧保护传承中心]”.
How to get there:
Bus stations nearby:
Renmin Road Overpass (W), Wenyi Road (E), Yaolin North (Hunan Library), Guangji Bridge, Changsha Boda Hospital (Yaoling South), Changling (Changsha Hospital for Maternal & Child Heh Care), Chaoyang Road, Yuanjialing South, Hefeng Computer Center, Renmin Road (S), Hunan Dizhi Middle School
You may take one of the following buses:
No. 101, 122, 131, 130, 301, 912, 917, 9, 406, 702, 707, 805, 308, 171 Ring Line, 102, 809, 11, 108, 143, 701, 225, 104, 146, 703, 348, 112, 139, 368, 602, 107, 138, 124, 915, 402 Ring Line, or 311.
Add.: No.259, Renmin Road (M), Furong District, Changsha