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"Peking Opera, the Tune of Beijing" Exhibition on View at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center


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"Peking Opera, the Tune of Beijing" exhibition to mark the 230th anniversary of the birth of Peking Opera kicked off at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center recently, sponsored by the Publicity Department of Beijing Xicheng District Committee of the CPC and Mei Lanfang Memorial Museum. The exhibition will open from 10:00 to 17:00 every Tuesday to Sunday throughout November 7.

This year marks the 230th anniversary of the birth of Peking Opera. A series of themed performances and exchange activities is the main event of Xicheng District 2020 Peking Opera’s Birthplace Art Season. Xicheng District started to build the "Peking Opera’s Birthplace" cultural brand since 2018, and has made efforts to explore historical and cultural value of Peking Opera, as well as to pass on and innovate Peking Opera. The "Peking Opera, the Tune of Beijing" exhibition allows more Beijing citizens to know, understand and carry forward the Peking Opera culture, and enjoy the charm of the quintessence of Chinese culture.

The collection of more than two hundred treasures carrying historical memories is the biggest highlight of this themed exhibition. Various kinds of exhibits, such as Peking Opera performance paintings of the Qing Dynasty, old Peking Opera scripts, paintings and calligraphy works by famous artists, old Peking Opera playbills, old photos, letters between famous Peking Opera artists, domestic and foreign periodicals, performance props, handmade Peking Opera costumes, and hand-painted Peking Opera masks, showcase how Peking Opera originated, develops, thrives, innovates and advances with the times in Beijing. Many of the precious exhibits are on display to the public for the first time, such as the authentic work of a Qing Dynasty painter Shen Rongpu “Thirteen Famous Peking Opera Artists in the Tongzhi Period and the Guangxu Period of the Qing Dynasty”, and the handwritten couplet by Mei Qiaoling and Cheng Yanqiu, two well-known Peking Opera artists of the Qing Dynasty.



Sponsored by Xicheng District People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Undertaken by Xicheng District Media Convergence Center

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