Bringing together emerging artists and inspiring new perspectives in Chinese opera artistry and stage technology

The annual Black Box Chinese Opera Festival highlights original productions offering new perspectives on the history, evolution and potential future of Chinese opera, and brings together emerging artists from mainland China and Hong Kong. This showcase aims to inspire and facilitate exchange between emerging practitioners as part of the network of reginal experimental Chinese opera festivals.

The Festival is an important part of the Xiqu Centre’s mission to preserve tradition, foster creativity and extend the reach of a heritage art form. Award-winning original local commissions and productions by regional troupes showcase breakthroughs in artistic and stage innovation, giving audiences a glimpse of the diversity and vitality of Chinese opera.

Date Time Programme
7–9 October 2021 (Thursday–Saturday) 7:15pm Xiqu Centre Original Production: Experimental Cantonese Opera "Wenguang Explores the Valley”
15–16 October 2021 (Friday–Saturday) 7:15pm Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe: Experimental Kunqu Opera “The Chairs”
19–21 October 2021 (Tuesday–Thursday) 7:15pm Xiqu Centre Original Production: Experimental Cantonese Opera “Farewell My Concubine” (New Adaptation)
23–24 October 2021 (Saturday–Sunday) 7:15pm Jin Liansheng Gaojia Opera Troupe of Xiamen City: Experimental Gaojia Opera “Sister A Da”
12 November 2021 (Friday) 7:15pm Shanghai Yue Opera House: Experimental Yue Opera “Destiny of Rebirth”
13 November 2021 (Saturday) 3:15pm

Language:
Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

Venue:
Studio 1, Xiqu Centre

Tickets:
$250

Package Discounts:

  1. 20% discount for purchases of standard tickets for all Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programmes in one transaction; 10% discount for purchases of standard tickets for three or more Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programmes in one transaction.
  2. 20% discount for purchases of standard tickets for any Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programme, Tea House Theatre Experience and GuoGuang Opera Company: The Dream of an Embroidered Robe and Tea House Theatre Experience in one transaction.
  3. 10% discount for purchases of standard tickets for any Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programme and either Tea House Theatre Experience or GuoGuang Opera Company: The Dream of an Embroidered Robe in one transaction.

*Subject to availability.
*No other concessions apply for this programme.

Organiser:
Xiqu Centre

Collaborating Partner:
Shanghai Center Of Chinese Operas

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