Celebration of the 21st Anniversary of Macao’s Return to the Motherland
National Peking Opera brings in two gems 

Date of publication: 12/11/2020
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The Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, and the Cultural Affairs Bureau present the China National Peking Opera Company in two performances set to hit Macao Cultural Centre’s Grand Auditorium from 18 to 19 December at 7:30 p.m.

On its return to the city, where it has staged numerous performances, the China National Peking Opera Company is now bringing two of the most popular Peking operatic pieces. Female Generals of the Yang Family, is a feudal revenge story set during the Song dynasty, telling the audience of a time when military women safeguarded their homeland after most of their men were killed in combat. The second piece, A Right Royal Match, brings in a tale of intrigue and deception amid a territorial power struggle. Inspired on a chapter of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it depicts the moment Liu Bei, a historical character ruling over the ancient city of Jingzhou, crosses the river only to fall in a honey trap.

Revealing the whole diversity and development of traditional Chinese opera, these staged tales entail yet another opportunity for performing arts lovers to discover a combination of different theatre forms. Displaying a mix of recitation, dance-acting and martial arts, Peking opera is much more than vocal virtuosity, with its impressive costumes, make-up and props taking an important role in the performances.

Founded in 1955 by the hand of the legendary Mei Lanfang, over the years the China National Peking Opera has brought together a line-up of fine artists, playwrights, directors, and composers from across the country to assemble a repertoire recognized both at home and abroad.

Co-organised by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, having Lotus Macao TV as a media promotion partner, the plays Female Generals of the Yang Family and A Right Royal Match will be staged respectively on 18 (Friday) and 19 (Saturday) December at CCM’s Grand Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale from November 15 (Sunday) at Macao Cultural Centre’s box office and Macao Ticketing Network outlets, priced at $200, 150 and 100, available at various discounts. CCM Friends enjoy a 10% off while early bird purchasers are entitled to a 20% discount during the first 14 days of ticket sales (15-28.11.2020). These discounts are extended to Macao Orchestra and Macao Chinese Orchestra Friends, whereas senior citizens, aged 65 or above, holders of the disability Assessment Registration Card and Macao full-time students enjoy a 50% discount. Besides, each group purchase of 10 or more same-priced tickets for the same performance enjoy a 15% discount. The Bureau will follow the anti-epidemic guidelines issued by the health authorities and implement appropriate measures, requesting patrons to wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks and present a valid Health Code.  For further information please visit www.ccm.gov.mo or call (853) 2870 0699.