Venue Details

81 Star Starred
Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA
On the north side of campus off Circle Dr. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
323-343-6600
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129 events
61 reviews
2 stars
attended May 12 2007

I've always wanted to see a Chinese opera and was delighted, even though I could not understand the language. Excellent performances, costumes, and sets.

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85 events
15 reviews
0 stars
attended May 12 2007

beautiful dancing, costumes plus super-titles in English and Chinese

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58 events
8 reviews
9 stars
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Website

http://www.luckmanarts.org/eventdetail.php?eventid=158

Description

Led by artistic director Wu Hsing-Kuo, Taiwan’s Contemporary Legend Theatre gives fresh life to traditional Beijing opera. The time is 207 B.C. … As the drama unfolds in Farewill, My Concubine_, arch-rivals — the Chu King Xiang Yu, and Liu Bang of the Han — battle fiercely. Imperial consort Lady Yu seeks to console Xiang with wine and her famous sword dance. In The Tipsy Concubine_, opera master Mei Lanfang’s signature work set in the later era of the Tang Dynasty, the “four flat aria” style is a perfect operatic combination of singing, reciting, dancing, and music.