January 24, 26 at 7.15pm
Duration 3 hours including interval
Drama Theatre
, East Circular Quay
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Premium $95
A Reserve $75/$65
Double pack $60/$52
All tix on sale Oct 29
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The Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre (China)

Created during the Ming Dynasty, this masterpiece has endured as a classic of Kunqu. The passionate story of the impoverished yet bright Liu Mengmei and the Nanan Governor's privileged daughter Du Liniang comes vibrantly into play through love, death, dreams and a visit from the Lord of the Underworld.

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.

The Peony Pavilion 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. 


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