January 26 at 2pm
A Reserve $75/$65
Double pack $60/$52
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Kunqu is one of the oldest and most refined styles of Chinese opera. It is regarded as the ‘mother' of Chinese theatre, having spawned many other forms, and is listed as one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
In this love story, the main character Pan Bizheng, after failing his exams, runs shame-faced to his aunt's nunnery where he meets Chen Miachang, a Taoist nun, who has her own reasons for hiding in a convent. The two fall hopelessly in love, but must overcome obstacles of re-sitting exams and true identity before they can be together.
The Jade Hairpin combines ornate costumes and elaborate make-up with live music and exquisitely precise choreographed movement. It stars award-winning singer/actress Wei Chunrong, widely recognised throughout China and Europe as one of Kunqu's most distinguished artists
Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
Buy a double pack to see The Peony Pavilion and The Jade Hairpin and save 20% on A Reserve tickets.