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Chinese Opera in the Park – 8 February

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The Confucius Institute at the Victoria University of Wellington and the China Cultural Centre are delighted to present The Peony Pavilion, a masterpiece by Tang Xianzu.

 
To be held at Wellington’s Botanical Gardens, The Peony Pavilion is a classic Kunqu opera – a style of Chinese theatre from the 16th to 18th Centuries that was known as “the mother of a hundred operas” in China. Its creator, Tang Xianzu, was the greatest sixteenth-century Chinese playwright.
 
Chinese opera star, Dong Fei, will perform his signature role as the female lead in this Chinese theatre classic.
 
Whether you’ve seen a Chinese opera before, or if this is your first time, do come along and enjoy this classic piece of performance art!
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Date/time: Thursday 8 February, 7-8pm
Location: The Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens
(the rainy day alternative is Adam Concert Hall, New Zealand School of Music. Please check this Victoria University of Wellington website if uncertain)
FREE ENTRY
There is outdoor seating for 60-80 people in the Dell, so please turn up early if you want to ensure a seat.
 
The poster for the event has been attached below.