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Tianqiao Performing Arts Center celebrates second anniversary

The Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, which opened in Beijing two years ago, aims to establish itself as a hub for musical performances as well as art education, space exhibitions and public arts events by 2020, said Tianqiao General Manager Zhang Li on Sunday at the center's two-year anniversary celebration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 17:53:40

Chinese Opera Festival in St. Petersburg starts with graphic, musical performances

The ongoing Chinese Opera Festival in St. Petersburg has enchanted local audience with graphic performance, exhibition and educational program.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 10:20:21

Zhang Yimou’s new outdoor production to showcase cultural richness of Malaysian city

Boo Kuang Loon, a Malacca-born businessman, had always wanted to contribute to the Malaysian city's cultural richness. He never thought that a letter to Zhang Yimou, the renowned Chinese director, would make his dream come true.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 18:23:39

Shanghai troupes bring five plays to Beijing’s Poly Theater

Troupes from Shanghai began a week-long series of performances at Beijing's Poly Theater on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 17:43:40

Musical ‘Jersey Boys’ wins applause from Chinese audiences with Shanghai debut

It must have been a unique experience for the Shanghai audience on Thursday night to be the first group of people in the Chinese mainland to enjoy the famous Broadway musical Jersey Boys in the city's Daning Theatre.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 18:08:39

Broadway sensation ‘Hamilton’ heading to Puerto Rico in 2019

It’s the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe – and on Wednesday, Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace were named co-chairs of next year’s glittering Met Gala in New York.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 17:08:39

Performance Season for Beijing New Troupes to bring 33 stage dramas to the capital

The Performance Season for Beijing New Troupes kicked off at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Wednesday. The season will see a total of 33 drama productions come to the capital over the next two months.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 16:53:39

Greece finds stand-up comedy amid economic crisis

The crammed basement bar heaves with laughter as the young comedians take to the microphone, riffing on daily life in austerity-slammed Greece.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/30 17:38:39

Daniel Kramer presents opera master class at Beijing Music Festival

As part of a special program for this year's Beijing Music Festival, Daniel Kramer, artistic director of the English National Opera, presented a master class for classical music lovers in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/24 17:28:39

Classic Peking Opera brings traditional China to British audiences

The China National Peking Opera Company brought two traditional opera masterpieces The Phoenix Returns Home and A River all Red to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on Saturday for a series of performances that will come to an end on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 16:18:39

Wagner’s ‘The Valkyrie’ charges into Beijing Music Festival

The upcoming performances of Die Walkure, or The Valkyrie, at the Poly Theater on October 24 and 27 will mark Wagner's return to the Beijing Music Festival (BMF) after The Ring of the Nibelung graced the festival 12 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 17:53:40

Opera 'La Voix Humaine' takes the stage at The Red

For three nights, Belgium's opera company Muziektheater Transparant will bring the one-act opera La Voix Humaine to The Red in Beijing from Thursday to Saturday as part of the ongoing Beijing Music Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 17:28:39

Leos Janacek adaptation ‘Vixen’ comes to Sanlitun for Beijing Music Festival

The London-based Silent Opera is bringing their latest work Vixen, an adaptation of Czech musician Leos Janacek's original music production The Cunning Little Vixen, to the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 18:03:39

Shanghai International Arts Festival to kick off on October 20

The annual Shanghai International Arts Festival is set to kick off in Shanghai with an opening performance by the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Shanghai Opera House on October 20.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 17:58:39

Peking Opera hits Athens stage to mark Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges

"We are proud hosting this treasure of Chinese culture," Nicholas Theocarakis, chairman of the Athens Concert Hall, told the Xinhua New Agency after watching Female Generals of the Yang Family, a classic masterpiece of Peking Opera.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 17:58:40

English language opera version of ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ kicks off China tour to mixed reviews

The star-studded English language opera that enchanted San Francisco around this time last year, Dream of the Red Chamber, kicked off its Chinese mainland premiere in Beijing on Friday, returning to the city where the story was first written and published.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:53:39

Drama 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' performed in Beijing

Actors perfrom during the children's drama "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 9, 2017. The drama was adapted from a children's story of the same name, which was written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. Photo:Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 8:09:20

Sichuan Opera goes international

Sitting in a garden-style Chinese theater, Sonia Lovett and her team watch a "face-changing" performance in awe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 17:03:39