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Masterpieces by the China National Peking Opera Company

Masterpieces by the China National Peking Opera Company

Masterpieces by the China National Peking Opera Company

  • 2021/12/17-18
  • 19:30
  • Macao Cultural Centre - G.A.
  • $200,$150,$100
  • Macao Cultural Centre
  • available

Booking Area

The Unofficial Biography of Taizhen2021-12-1719:30$200,$150,$100Macao Cultural Centre - G.A. Book
Mu Guiying Taking Command2021-12-1819:30$200,$150,$100Macao Cultural Centre - G.A. Book


Suitable for 6 years old or above

The roots of tradition

The exuberance of China’s finest performing arts is returning to CCM’s stage with two popular operatic tales brought by the National Peking Opera Company.

Taking off the Macao run with The Unofficial Biography of Taizhen, the programme’s opening piece is a Tang Dynasty epic tale singing the love story of Emperor Ming and his concubine, Yang Yuhuan. On the second day, opera lovers will be plunged into Mu Guiying Taking Command, depicting the emergence of a national heroine who led the troops against Western Xia’s invading army. An outstanding military deed and a legend who remain to date both a cultural and feminist symbol.

These two productions are part of a vast and rich repertoire of Chinese tradition. More than a sheer display of vocal skills, Peking Opera combines various art forms in a fusion of recitation, dance-acting and martial arts, well-adorned with impressive traditional costumes, vivid allegorical make-up and simple props. Allowing a smooth connection between actors and musicians, a small traditional orchestra will be playing live tunes, inducing the plot and illustrating the atmosphere. 

Founded in 1955 by the legendary Mei Lanfang, dubbed the greatest singer-actor-dancer of all time, the China National Peking Opera Company has successfully established a long line of fine artists, playwrights, directors, and composers from across the country, shaping a repertoire recognized both at home and abroad. So it’s high time to appreciate yet another two meaningful tales, masterfully retold by an ensemble of performers who have kept well alive a much treasured cultural heritage.

Organisers: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China
                 Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government
Co-organisers: Department of Publicity and Culture, of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government 
                      in the Macau SAR
                      Education and Youth Development Bureau of the Macao SAR Government 
                      China Arts Entertainment Group Ltd.
Coordination:  Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government
Troupe: China National Peking Opera Company
Exclusive Financial Cooperation Institution: Bank of China, Macao Branch


CCM Friends
- Early Bird: During the first 14 days of ticket sales [31.10-13.11.2021] members can enjoy 20% early bird discount
- CCM Friends are entitled to a 10% discount.
OM and OCHM Friends can also enjoy discount as attached.

Students, Seniors & Patrons with Disabilities
Children aged 12 or below, Macao full-time students, senior citizens aged 65 or above as well as holders of Disability Assessment Registration Card enjoy a 50% discount.  (Proof of identity to be shown upon admission.)

Each purchase of 10 or more same-priced tickets of the same performance enjoys a 15% discount.

Bank Cards
BOC Credit Cards and BOC Card Holders enjoy 20% ticket discount.

*The above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other.

Other Information

- Performance length : The Unofficial Biography of Taizhen - 160min (20min intermission)
                                 Mu Guiying Taking Command - 195min (20min intermission)
- Language:Mandarin(Chinese and English subtitle)
- Age Limit:Best for aged 6 or above
- The management reserves the right to refuse or determine the time and manner of the admission of late comers or re-admissions of patrons who leaves the venue.
- The organizer reserves the right to alter the programme and/or performers.