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.
|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|
Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles
Studio 1, Xiqu Centre
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.