- $49 for two tickets to the Beijing Opera (up to $100 value)
- When: Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m.
- Where: Music Hall Center
- Seating: main floor
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Beijing Opera, also known as Peking Opera, has a history as rich and lush as its costumes. And this centuries-old art form, which fuses music with dance, martial arts, and dialogue, uses its costuming to great effect. For the forceful jing roles and clownish chou roles, for example, the colors and patterns are carefully brushed across the performer’s faces, revealing their true personalities and bringing the story to life without lengthy explanation or CGI flashbacks.
This performance gives audiences a truncated version of the Chinese spring festival, which usually celebrates the start of the new year with a two-week whirlwind of art and food. But here, the dancing, music, and elaborate clothing ring in the Year of the Ram in a single day, bringing cultures closer together over one afternoon.
Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.