China has an abundance of 1,300 local operas, of which Sichuan Opera is one of Chinese first and oldest operas. Sichuan Opera is also the most significant and most interesting opera form from Southwestern China. As a stage entertainment, it conveys the idea of time and space to the audience through its uniqie solo recitals, refined acting, rich percussion, and irresistible funny comedians. In addition, Sichuan Opera also displays unique skills including Changing Faces, Fire Spitting and Rolling Light. Sichuan Opera Troupe in Chengdu is rated artistically at top level.
Your guide will pick you up from your chengdu Hotel at 7:00 pm and then go to the Chengdu Shu Feng Ya Yun where you are able to admire the top three distinct featured performances: Changing Faces, Fire Spitting, and Rolling Light. The performance starts at 8.00 pm. Most likely you will first see Changing Faces, which is an unique technique of Sichuan Opera, appearing almost magical to enthralled audiences. During the performance, the performers switch masks lightning fast to portray different characteristics and personalities of the characters. And thereafter, Fire Spitting is yet another distinctive of Sichuan Opera. It is performed flawlessly in the Legend of White Snake, a key story that is a cornerstone of Sichuan Opera. The skill is hard to master but when perfected, it is both entertaining and astonishing. Audiences will be amazed in front of the stage, particularly International audiences because nothing like this superb performance can be seen there. Another feature, Rolling Light, performed and accompanied by the original actors and assembly of Shu Feng Ya Yun, which has been recorded in Video CD that is sold at Shu Feng Ya Yun, provides a chance to Chinese opera lover to view and admire.
When you find your seat, the staff will provide you with one covered-bowl tea. It's free. Just taste it and enjoy the most charming opera.
The performance ends at 9:30 pm and your guide will send you back to your hotel.