Peking Opera - Mei Lanfang Classics
Theatre: Zhengyici Theater
Address: 220 Xiheyan Qianmen, Xuanwu Distract, Beijing
Show Time: 8:00-9:30pm (Every Friday & Saturday)
Ticket Price: RMB280/p.p - 680/p.p
Introduction of Mei Lanfang Classics Show:
Mei Lanfang, the most representative male Dan (playing the female role) in 20th-century Peking Opera, reached the performing peak of Peking Opera. 'Mei Lanfang Classics', five highlights from his classical works, brings the audience to a condensed appreciation of Peking Opera performing art within 90 minutes.
One of the few oldest opera house in Beijing, The two-storey opera tower in the Zhengyici theatre is unique among guildhall opera towers and is honored 'the living fossil of China’s ancient opera towers'. Watching Peking Opera in a traditional house is a must choice for tourists in Beijing and 'Mei Lanfang Classics' is the good choice.
Programmes (5 highlights):
Battle with Invaders (CHINESE: KANG JIN BING) - In order to fight the invading Jin troops, Liang Hongyu, wife of General Han Shizhong of the Song Dynasty, went to the battlefield to beat the drums, fight against invaders and finally won a grand victory.
Drunken Princess (CHINESE: GUI FEI ZUI JIU) - Emperor Ming makes an appointment with Princess Yang to enjoy the flowers and drink the wine. Princess gets the banquet ready but the emperor has gone to another Princess’s palace. Princess Yang is annoyed and has to drink by herself until she gets drunk.
Taking Command of Troops (CHINESE: MU GUIYING GUA SHUAI) - When the lord of West Xia starts a rebellion, the female general Mu Guiying takes command of the troops again at the age of fifty. This play is the acme of Mei School and the last play of Meilanfang through his life.
Sylph Scattering Flowers (CHINESE: TIAN NV SAN HUA) - The Buddha orders the heavenly maid to scatter the blossoms in Vimalakirtinirdesa’s room in order to test his faith. The heavenly maid scatters the blossoms in front of Vimalakirtinirdesa and proclaims the Buddha’s words before she returns to the west.
Farewell to Princess Yu (CHINESE: BA WANG BIE JI) - Xiang Yu, Hegemon king of West Chu, is encircled by the king of Han. Hegemon king’ Princess, Yu, drinking the wine and dancing with the sword, commits suicide. Afterwards, Hegemon king says farewell to his war-horse and kills himself by the Wujiang River.
Tickets Booking For Mei Lanfang Classics
You will meet our staff at the Zhengyici Theater ticket office 30 minutes before the show to receive your tickets and be shown to your seats. While we can arrange a car and driver to pick you up and drop you off.
You also can getting there by taxi. Chinese Name and Address of taxi instructions: 正乙祠戏楼: 北京市宣武区前门西河沿220号
The details price of Mei Lanfang Classics show as followed:
Brown Zone ( Rows 10-11 / 39 seats )：280yuan/p.p
Purple Zone ( Rows 1-3 / 47 seats )：480yuan/p.p
Bule Zone ( Rows 8-9 / 34 seats )：580yuan/p.p
Yellow Zone ( Rows 4-7 / 62 seats )：680yuan/p.p
How to Booking:
Inquiry or booking with firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0086-13801067568.
Booking information: Your Name, Shows, Date, Time, Tickets, Telephone.
We will explain your inquiry or confirm booking within one working day. When your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation letters with email, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
Please pay cash to our staff when you get the theater. Both RMB and US dollar are acceptable.