Legendary Chinese opera comes to India

We are very excited to have received tickets for the legendary Chinese Kunqu Opera, which has come to India!

Okay, so what exactly is Kunqu Opera? It is one of the oldest surviving forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the Kunshan melody, and dominated Chinese theatre from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

We were lucky to get tickets to a Kunqu Opera play called “The Peony Pavilion”, which will be performed in NCPA Mumbai tonight.

It is a play written by Tang Xianzu in the Ming Dynasty and was first performed in 1598. It is the most popular play of the Ming Dynasty.

Here’s a 2 minute sneak peak: