Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Peking Opera costumes

These two costumes were on display at the Peking Opera performance I attended earlier this month, which was partly a new year celebration, in spite of not being held very close to Lunar New Year. But it was also an opportunity to hear Wu Rujun, who was at the beginning of a tour. Up close the silk and embroidery were quite fabulous. The closeup of the dragon is the sleeve of the red costume.

The concert itself was performed without the elaborate costumes since it was not an actual staged opera, but it was great. The performance/celebration was held in the enormous ballroom of a restaurant on the bay at sunset, and the light was terrible for taking photographs, so these are not great.

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