Three-time Plum Blossom Award winner Shen Tiemei leads the Chongqing Chuanju Theatre in a full-length production of Li Yaxian and a master selection of excerpts showcasing some of the distinct characteristics of Sichuan opera.

Widely known as China’s La Traviata, Li Yaxian is adapted from a Ming dynasty folktale about the tragic romance between courtesan Li Yaxian and scholar Zheng Yuanhe. In this Chongqing Chuanju Theatre production, Shen Tiemei plays opposite acclaimed Plum Blossom Award winner Sun Yongbo, reinterpreting the classic tale with a modern twist, and portraying Li Yaxian as a working-class woman fighting for the love of her life.

A Master Selection of Sichuan Opera Excerpts presents classic pieces highlighting two of the artistic singing styles used in the genre – gaoqiang, a distinctive high-pitched style that blends northern and southern influences, and kunqiang, a lyrical, elegant form that has its roots in the singing styles that originated in the Jiangxi region.

Tickets will be available on 12 August 2019 (Monday) at 10am. Buy your tickets at our Ticket Offices, Other Ticket Outlets, Hotline, as well as online

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Li YaxianA Master Selection of Sichuan Opera Excerpts

Li Yaxian
Cast: Shen Tiemei, Sun Yongbo

Programme Details

15 & 16 November 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

Approx. 2hr 30min (With 15min intermission)

Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

Passagetop left: "Yue Yang Drinks the Soup"; top right: "Fleeing by Night"; bottom left: "Jinshan Temple"; bottom right: "To be a Happy Family"

A Master Selection of Sichuan Opera Excerpts

"Yue Yang Drinks the Soup" from The Conquest of Zhongshan (Gaoqiang)
Cast: Li Wanguo

"Fleeing by Night" from Xiao Fang the Ferocious Tiger (Gaoqiang)
Cast: Xu Chao

"To be a Happy Family" from The Jealous First Wife (Gaoqiang)
Cast: Shen Tiemei, Sun Yongbo

"Jinshan Temple" from The Legend of the White Snake (Kunqiang)
Cast: Zhou Xingyu, Tang Wa

Programme Details

17 November 2019 (Sunday)

Approx. 2hr 30min (With 15min intermission)

Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

$450, $380, $280, $180

Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,


  • 10% off with Tea House Theatre ticket: Present a ticket for any Xiqu Centre Tea House Theatre programme and receive a 10% discount on one standard ticket for either Li Yaxian or A Master Selection of Sichuan Opera Excerpts. Offer available at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office only.
  • Package offers: 15% discount for purchases of same price standard tickets for both shows (Li Yaxian and A Master Selection of Sichuan Opera Excerpts). Tickets must be purchased together in one transaction at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office or by calling our ticketing hotline (852) 2200 0022 only.
  • Group booking discount: 20% discount for single-transaction purchases of eight or more standard tickets for one performance. (For purchases of same price tickets only, this discount is available through all ticket purchasing channels. For purchases of tickets of any price and performance, this discount is only available through our ticket office in person or by phone on (852) 2200 0022.)
  • Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Subject to availability.

Above discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotion offers.

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force 3 hours before the start of the performance, the performance will be cancelled. Please pay attention to the latest news published on the venue and the website of the West Kowloon Cultural District on the day of the show.

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