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Theatre, dance, classical music and opera in Beijing

The tortured life of Robert Schumann
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The tortured life of Robert Schumann

Ahead of the China Philharmonic's concerto, we delve deeper into Schumann

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Preview: Midori Goto
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Preview: Midori Goto

One of the world's most famous violinists joins Philharmonic Sextet Vienna

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Preview: L'Orfeo

Preview: L'Orfeo

A concert version of one of the most influential Italian operas of all time

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The best shows in Beijing this March
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The best shows in Beijing this March

The best theatre, opera, ballet, dance and classical music in Beijing

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Peking opera

A beginner's guide to Peking Opera
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A beginner's guide to Peking Opera

Everything you need to know to understand Beijing's iconic opera

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3 of Beijing's best Peking opera playhouses
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3 of Beijing's best Peking opera playhouses

Beijing has lost most of its opera houses, but a few hidden gems still exist

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Inside job: opera make-up artist
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Inside job: opera make-up artist

Frank goes backstage as a Peking opera make-up artist

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Popular Stage features

A beginner's guide to traditional Chinese musical instruments
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A beginner's guide to traditional Chinese musical instruments

We walk you through eight popular Chinese musical instruments

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Beijing's top 5 performance venues

Beijing's top 5 performance venues

The best of Beijing's diverse performance venues

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5 Chinese composers you should know

5 Chinese composers you should know

A look at those who have ushered in China's musical modern age

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Tomomi Nishimoto: 'I conduct to collectively realise a dream'
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Tomomi Nishimoto: 'I conduct to collectively realise a dream'

The conductor talks composing and being a female conductor in a man's world

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Popular Stage interviews

Interview: Yo-Yo Ma
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Interview: Yo-Yo Ma

The world's greatest cellist connects musical traditions from around the world

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Interview: Zhou Long

Interview: Zhou Long

Zhou Long on his Cultural Revolution struggles, China’s young composers and what his new piece means to him

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Interview: Tim Robbins
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Interview: Tim Robbins

The actor and artistic director of the Actors’ Gang theatre company brings Shakespeare to Beijing

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Interview: Matthew Bourne
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Interview: Matthew Bourne

We spoke to the director of Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance

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Interview: Jonathan Pryce
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Interview: Jonathan Pryce

The veteran Game of Thrones star talks villainy and fear with Time Out

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What's on at...

NCPA
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NCPA

Beijing's National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is just that

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Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) (中山公园音乐堂)
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Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) (中山公园音乐堂)

West of the Forbidden City.

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