Traditional Opera

The Peony Pavilion

by Shanghai Kunju Opera Troupe


Shanghai Culture Square

Presenting the essence of the original work by Tang Xianzu and reviving the elegant charm of Kunju opera. In 2022, the Shanghai Kunju Opera Company staged a full version of The Peony Pavilion that started from the roots of research, tracing back to its origins. With a fresh perspective, they rethink and rediscover this traditional masterpiece, achieving a balance between inheriting the tradition and innovating upon it. As the opening performance of the 2023 China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai Kunju Opera Troupe preserved the spirit of the original work. The stage presentation was delicate, beautiful, and captivating, portraying a vivid picture of social life in the Ming Dynasty.