China National Peking Opera Company at Sadler's Wells


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This October the China National Peking Opera Company returns to Sadler's Wells with its rich and unique art form.

Performing fresh interpretations of the classic Peking Operas A River All Red and The Phoenix Returns Home, in partnership with Sinolink Productions, a London based production company specialising in Chinese arts, culture and performances. This is the first time these particular operas will be performed in Europe by the China National Peking Opera Company and is an exciting opportunity to be immersed in the intriguing art of Peking Opera and take a cultural adventure into Chinese traditional artistic heritage from a world-class company, starring two award-winning Chinese opera stars Yu Kuizhi and Li Shengsu. With magnificent costumes and the artful combination of dance, mime, music and acrobatics provide a source of wonder for audiences of all ages. A River All Red tells the story of one of China's most celebrated generals, Yue Fei, who remained loyal to his commanders in the face of bitter betrayal. Combining song, dance, and awe inspiring acrobatic performances the opera tells the highly polished story of Yue Fei's life and struggles. It is a true feast for the senses and is the opening performance of Sinolink's productions this season. In contrast, The Phoenix Returns Home is a romantic farce first performed in 1929 and is one of the most popular works performed by the China National Peking Opera Company. Mistaken identity ensures the path of true love never runs smoothly in this delightful and hilarious comedy.

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Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
+44 (0)844 412 4300
Public transport:
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