Behind-the-Scenes with Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Troupe

There are three genres of ancient theatrical culture: ancient Greek, Indian Sanskrit and Chinese Opera. The most influential traditional style within Chinese Opera is Beijing Opera, which captures the cultural essence of China. Beijing (or Peking) Opera contains multifaceted theatrical elements that go beyond music and singing in order to combine the treasures of the oriental arts: drama, dancing, martial arts and acrobatics. In 2010, Beijing Opera was declared an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.



Thursday, December 21st, 10:30am to 12:00pm
St. John’s College, Fairmont Social Lounge
2111 Lower Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

If you are planning to attend, please email Jane Wang:

The group is also generously giving away tickets to their performances of “The Legend of Lady White Snake” at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on December 22 & 23 at 7:00PM. You are also welcome to sign up for free tickets by contacting Jane.

Check out these media links to learn more about the opera troupe: