|Jingju Theater Company of Beijing，2013|
19 May - 2 June, 2013
Established in the early spring of 1979, the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing is one of the largest and most prestigious Peking Opera performance groups in China.
In September 2012, Wu Promotion collaborated with the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing in an extremely successful tour in Germany and Italy, bringing the quintessence of Chinese culture in front of the eyes of European audience. The Jingju Theater Company of Beijing introduced three traditional productions "The Orphan of Zhao", "Lü Bu and Diao Chan", "The Legend of the White Snake" and a Gala of Peking Opera in Munich Germany, Catania and Cosenza in Italy, offering the audience an opportunity to experience this unique form of Chinese art at close range.
Peking Opera Theater Company
Established in the early spring of 1979, the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing is one of the largest and most prestigious Peking Opera performance groups in China. It is directly affiliated to the Beijing Municipal Government and enjoys an incomparable status in domestic opera performance. With a large repertoire of traditional and modern productions, the group has made remarkable achievements inheriting and developing the art of Peking Opera.
The Jingju Theater Company of Beijing has been the home to numerous talented performers over the past decades. These performers include the "Four Famous Dans" (male artists who represent or impersonate themselves as female characters) Mei Lanfang, Shang Xiaoyun, Cheng Yanqiu and Xun Huisheng, and the "Five Most Acclaimed Performers" Ma Lianliang, Tan Fuying, Zhang Junqiu, Qiu Shengrong and Zhao Yanxia.
The Jingju Theater Company of Beijing has staged over three hundreds of classical plays and created more than a dozen of new plays since its foundation. Many of these plays have won top national awards, including Three Fights with Tao Sanchun and Last Touch to Dragon Painting. Today, the most outstanding performers of the troupe have become icons to the many young followers of the troupe: performers like Zhang Jianfeng, Yang Shaopeng and Zhang Liyuan all strive to keep learning from their masters Mei Baojiu, Tan Yuanshou and Zhang Xuejin – the patriarchs of the Mei-, Tan- and Ma-schools, respectively.
For more information, please visit: http://www.pekingopera.eu