Traditional Peking Opera to be staged in Beijing E-Town
To enrich the cultural lives of its residents, Beijing E-Town has collaborated with the National Centre for the Performing Arts to introduce high-quality and high-standard art performances to the area.
On Nov 25 at 19:30, the Beijing E-Town WeChat Video Channel will broadcast the traditional Peking Opera "Changbanpo · Hanjinkou," adapted from the classic Chinese novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms."
The story follows Liu Bei, a powerful warlord and the founding emperor of the Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), who, while fleeing to Jiangxia, is chased by Cao Cao's army. Cao Cao was a powerful minister and warlord who laid the foundation for the future Wei Dynasty (220-265)
In the chaos, Liu Bei and his family become separated. Zhao Yun, a military general, bravely breaks through the encirclement, rescuing Mi Zhu, Jian Yong, Lady Gan, and others. Lady Mi entrusts her and Liu Bei's son, A Dou, to Zhao before taking her own life by jumping into a well.
With A Dou in his arms, Zhao Yun seizes Cao's precious sword, and engages in a fierce battle to break through and escape.
Zhang Fei, a famous general of the Shu Kingdom, creates chaos at Changban Bridge, frightening off Cao's soldiers. Zhao Yun is able to successfully break through and returns A Dou to Liu Bei.
Liu Bei, touched by the gesture, expresses his gratitude. As Cao's soldiers close in, Guan Yu, a legendary general, arrives with reinforcements from Jiangxia, blocking Cao's pursuit and allowing Liu Bei to escape.
Poster of the Peking Opera [Photo/beijingetown.com.cn]
Traditional Peking Opera
"Changbanpo · Hanjinkou"
Live broadcast time: Nov 25, 19:30
Follow iEtown, the official English WeChat account of Beijing E-Town to watch the live performance.