Upcoming Events and Classes

  • Chinese Kunqu opera performance course (acting and singing): 6 x 2-hour lessons:  Saturdays 2pm-4pm, October 26 to November 30                                  Course fees: £84; £66 (students)
  • December 7free to-the-pubic students’ classroom performance with workshop 4.00-5.40pm at SOAS. Please book your free seats with Kathy.                  This course is hosted by the SOAS Jing-Kun Chinese Opera Society                       Selections to be learnt will be from song/tune-titles (qupai 曲牌) from In Pursuit of the Dream from The Peony Pavilion 〈牡丹亭-寻梦〉by Tang Xianzu of the Ming Dynasty                                                                                                                        Requirements: one Chinese opera paper folding-fan with minimum 30 fan sticks and 26/27 cm length; one watersleeves practice jacket (short), bought or hired; and flat, thin soft-sole shoes or just wear socks.

Instructor: Mrs Kathy Hall李惠馨, London Chinese Opera Studio                          Enquiries welcome: 07711 654 663 or please go to Contact Us page   

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  • China National Peking Opera Co 中国国家京剧院  November 2019 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, 7.30pm with Chinese and English surtitles. Please check sinolinkproductions.com for details and 20% discount code for tickets.              Weds 27/11 Peking Opera Gala with 9 costumed excerpts and 3 recitals by top stars, Li Shengsu and Yu Kuizhi. The evening will be hosted by Kathy Hall in English.                                                                                                                                Thurs 28/11 Warrior Women of Yang                                                                    **************************************************************

Other enquiries:

  • Jingju or Kunqu classes/workshops or 1-to-1 lessons for singing only, or singing and acting.
  • Jingju or Kunqu classes/workshops or 1-to-1 lessons for beginners and improvers, all ages, in movement sets for watersleeves, round/palace fan, folding fan, cloud dusterhorse-whip and silk fans, with no singing.
  • Chinese Opera Make-up Workshops (with full stage make-up, head-dresses and costumes) for individuals or small groups on requests.
  • Lecture-demonstrations with PPT and props for schools, universities and community centres, on request.       
  • (tbc) Jingju performance course (acting and singing, Mei Lanfang style) from              Guifei Zuijiu贵妃醉酒〉百花亭选段, excerpt from ‘The 100 Flower Pavilion’ from The Imperial Concubine Intoxicated (8 x  2-hour lessons, tentative dates: 11/1, 18/1, 1/2, 8/2, 15/2, 22/2, 29/2 and 7/3, 2020 OR Kunqu performance course The Stroll in the Garden from The Peony Pavilion                                                                                    Requirements: one Chinese opera paper folding-fan with minimum 30 fan sticks and 26/27 cm length, one short Chinese opera ‘watersleeves’ practice jacket (bought or hired), and flat, thin soft-sole shoes (like ballet soft shoes) or just wear socks 

Instructor: Mrs Kathy Hall李惠馨, London Chinese Opera Studio