Rare Classics: Shanxi Opera Excerpts on 11-12 December 2019 are cancelled. Please click here for ticketing arrangements. Ticketing Enquiries: (852) 2200 0022


This December, the Xiqu Centre presents the first event in our new Rare Classics programme – a series highlighting the regional diversity of Chinese opera through a selection of ancient genres rarely seen in Hong Kong.

Shanxi Opera Excerpts showcases the art of bangzi or clapper opera, an ancient and influential xiqu genre known for its lively singing style and use of rhythmic wooden clappers. Presented by the artists of four Shanxi troupes, the excerpts showcase the distinct styles of four prominent regional genres: Pu opera, Jin opera, Beilu bangzi and Shangdang bangzi. A host also offers an introduction and insight into traditional skills and gestures.

Join us in the Tea House Theatre for the rare chance to admire some less familiar classic treats in a traditional and intimate setting.

Programme Details:

Jin Opera Running Through the City
Cast: Wang Jinwen
Performed by: Shanxi Jin Opera Theatre

Beilu Bangzi Fourth Brother Yang Visits His Mother
Cast: Li Gang, Yan Ling
Performed by: Datong Beilu Bangzi Opera Learning Centre

Shangdang Bangzi Death in the Shrine
Cast: Chen Suqin, Zheng Fagen
Performed by: Jincheng Shangdang Bangzi Opera Theatre

Pu Opera Hanging the Picture
Cast: Li Jing
Performed by: Linfen Small Plum Blossoms Pu Opera Training Centre

11-12 December 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes (Including 15 minutes intermission)

Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre

Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

$368, $318  (Price includes performance, tea and dim sum) 

Vegetarian dim sum options are available. Please email ticketinfo@wkcda.hk or call (852) 2200 0022 at least three days before the show and provide your ticket details to make your request.

Concession details

10% off with Grand Theatre ticket: Present a ticket for any Xiqu Centre Grand Theatre programme and receive a 10% discount on one standard ticket. Offer available at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office only.

Package Discounts:
Family Package: $720 for 4 tickets (2 standard, $318 category; 2 half-price, $159 category only).

Group Booking Discounts:
20% discount for single-transaction purchases of four or more standard tickets for one performance. (For purchases of tickets of any price, this discount is only available through the West Kowloon Ticket Office in person or by phone on (852) 2200 0022.)


  • Above discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotional offers. Subject to availability

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force 3 hours before the start of the performance, the performance will be cancelled.

Co-presented by:
Shanxi Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, Xiqu Research Centre of the Chinese National Academy of Arts

Tickets available from 8 November 2019 (Friday) at 10:00am.

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