Two special performances of the Taipei Li-Yuan Peking Opera Theatre and Maestro Bao-Chun Li are proudly presented by Buddha's Light International Association, the Foundation for Chinese Cultural Heritage, the C. F. Koo Foundation, and the Austin Chinese-American Network
Come immerse yourself in the beloved traditions of Peking Opera, one of the most famous art forms of Chinese culture. Join us September 7 and 8 for two must-see performances -- "Three Colorful Excerpts of Peking Opera" and "The Magical Lotus Lantern" -- featuring the talents of the legendary Maestro Bao-Chun Li and the renowned Taipei Li-Yuan Peking Opera Theatre.
A star among stars in Peking Opera, Maestro Bao-Chun Li is a descendant of a long line of Peking Opera stars. He has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Chinese Drama and Arts by the Northern Pontifical Academy in Nantes, France, and bequeathed the Award for Outstanding Asian Artist by the Chinese American Arts Council in New York City.
Members of Taipei Li-Yuan are all professional players of Peking Opera. Trained for nine years in the Taiwan National Academy of Operatic Arts and skillful in Chinese kung fu, acrobatics, and traditional dances as well as instruments, they have joined Taipei Li-Yuan upon graduating from college and have toured the world with the company as actors/dancers. The shows will take the audience on a magical journey.
September 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.: "Three Colorful Excerpts of Peking Opera" features excerpts from "Monkey King," "The Officer in Disguise," and "Judge Bao and Qin Xiang-Lian."
September 8, 2019, 3:00 p.m.: "The Magical Lotus Lantern" tells the story of a goddess and a human falling in love and a son rescuing his mother from imprisonment.
Venue: St. Andrew's Dell Fine Arts Center
5901 Southwest Parkway, Austin, TX 78735
Interested parties can learn more about the shows and book or purchase tickets by visiting www.ibps-austin.org.
Tickets are $30 each and are available online at https://form.jotform.us/92098529939173. Seats are not assigned for the event. Doors open one hour before the show starts. Demonstrations of makeup and Chinese calligraphy will occur 30 minutes prior to the performance.
Name: Elaine Hsu
Organization: FGS Xiang Yun Temple
Address: 6720 N. Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78731
Phone: (512) 346-6789
This event is sponsored in part by Austin-Taichung Sister Cities.