His­tory is oper­atic

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

HIGH-FLY­ING mar­tial arts sets The China Na­tional Pek­ing Opera Com­pany’s lat­est trav­el­ling per­for­mance apart from most other op­eras.

The opera, War­rior Women of Yang, is set dur­ing the Song Dy­nasty, a time in his­tory of fluc­tu­at­ing bor­ders and bloody bat­tles.

It will show­case the cul­tural her­itage of China with tra­di­tional makeup, move- ment and songs, per­formed on a mov­ing three-di­men­sional set.

The 70-per­son cast will be head­lined by two of China’s most sought af­ter opera stars Li Shengsu and Yu Kuizhi who have per­formed in Pek­ing op­eras around the world.

See: stateth­e­atre.com.au. We are giv­ing away 80 dou­ble passes (A re­serve tick­ets) to the War­rior Women of Yang at the State The­atre on Sun­day, Novem­ber 6 at 7.30pm. To en­ter visit newslo­cal.com.au and click on the com­pe­ti­tion tab. Se­lect War­rior Women of Yang and fol­low the prompts. One en­try per per­son. Closes on 5pm, Oc­to­ber 10; win­ners drawn Oc­to­ber 11; an­nounce­ment on the NewsLo­cal com­pe­ti­tion page on Oc­to­ber 12. Au­tho­rised un­der NSW Per­mit num­bers LTPM-16-01009. Terms and con­di­tions are avail­able at newslo­cal.com.au

The China Na­tional Pek­ing Opera Com­pany will per­form in War­rior Women of Yang which is due to open at the State The­atre in Syd­ney next month.

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