Shanghai Kunqu Opera gives 3 performances for New York audiences

Shanghai Kunqu Opera gives 3 performances for New York audiences

Shanghai Kunqu Opera

Shanghai Kunqu Opera 

May 18-20, 2012
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe, one of China's most renowned theater companies, is known for their extraordinary craftsmanship. Kunqu artists combine acting, movement, singing and live music in a total theatrical immersion. One of the oldest and most influential forms of Chinese opera, the troupe brings 20 performers to New York for three special performances.

These programs are made possible, in part, by generous support from the Ministry of Culture, People's Republic of China.


The Lanke Mountain
(Performance 1)

Friday, May 18, 2012, 8:00 pm

 

 

The Lanke Mountain is a tale of greed, ambition, betrayal and humor; a story which harkens back to a historical past while connecting to contemporary times. The story followings the heroine Cui, who divorces and then attempts to return to her husband. It is acted with an abandon, rarely seen in Kunqu performances, which are generally marked by subtlety and restraint.

Tickets: $20 members; $22 students with ID/seniors; $25 nonmembers. Click here to purchase tickets

 

The Lanke Mountain
(Performance 2)

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 8:00 pm

 

 

The Lanke Mountain is a tale of greed, ambition, betrayal and humor; a story which harkens back to a historical past while connecting to contemporary times. The story followings the heroine Cui, who divorces and then attempts to return to her husband. It is acted with an abandon, rarely seen in Kunqu performances, which are generally marked by subtlety and restraint.

Tickets: $20 members; $22 students with ID/seniors; $25 nonmembers. Click here to purchase tickets

 

The Monkey KIng: Journey to the West
Sunday, May 20, 2012, 2:00 pm

 

 

 

This Sunday matinee for families features the beloved Chinese superhero, the Monkey King, in the unforgettable classic Journey to the West. Join the clever and naughty Monkey King in his misadventures, as he angers everyone and then must atone for his behavior.

Presented in association with the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Tickets: $15 members; $17 students with ID/seniors; $20 nonmembers. Click here to purchase tickets

May 11, 2012
by Rachel Rosado