After an overwhelmingly successful tour with the production Red Cliff by the National Center for the Performing Arts Beijing, Wu Promotion will present in September another large-scale tour in Europe. This time, the talents of the Peking Opera Theater Company of Beijing will perform in Germany and Italy.
The Ensemble, which enjoys an incomparable status in the Chinese performing arts scene, will introduce the traditional pieces of Peking Opera within a Peking Opera Festival. Thereby, the characteristics of the genre will be especially highlighted, since Peking Opera relies particularly on imitation, exaggeration and symbolism. While props play a rather subordinate role, the pantomimic gestures, accentuated by singing and acrobatics, are at the forefront.
The Peking Opera Festival offers the audience the opportunity to experience this unique form of art at close quarters. The pieces of the traditional Peking Opera are deeply rooted in the Chinese culture, without background knowledge this tradition-rich stage art becomes barely accessible. Within the scope of an accompanying moderation, the spectators will be familiarized with the essential characteristics of Peking Opera, like for example the vivid facial make-up.
The Peking Opera classics of the festival program are cast with China’s most distinguished Peking Opera stars. With a comprehensive repertoire, the ensemble and tour makes a valuable contribution to the development of Peking Opera as well to international cultural exchange. Wu Promotion is pleased to organize this tour together with its local partners China Entertainment and Nuovo Opera Italiana.