Peony Pavilion Opera

Thursday, March 7, 7:30PM, Bowker Auditorium

Classical Chinese Opera by Chinese Theater Works

The Peony Pavilion is one of the great epic masterpieces of Chinese opera.   Chinese Theater Works version presents two of the most famous scenes: “A Stroll in the Garden,” and the “Awaking from the Dream”.  A sweeping romantic tale filled with ghostly intrigue that tells the story of Du Liniang, a young maiden who falls asleep in her garden on a spring day and dreams about falling in love with a handsome scholar.  After awakening, she pines for him and dies of a broken heart.  She is allowed to return to Earth as a ghost in order to try to entice her beloved to bring her back to life. Its theme of love beyond the grave has captivated audiences ever since it was written during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

$30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10 

For more information please visit our website at https://fac.umass.edu/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=FF1392CC-0309-47C7-AB25-3D1C5C16C176

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One Response to Peony Pavilion Opera

  1. Alanna says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to let you know how much we enjoyed Peony Pavilion. I found especially interesting the talk about the musical instruments and the lesson about the why the actors move.

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