Taipei Eye Performance- Chinese Opera

TaipeiEye is the place to go to experience Chinese Opera. The classical performance celebrates the heritage of the Aboriginal people of Taiwan and tells stories of Taiwan’s history. The performances have Japanese, American and Chinese influences and range from performances about arts and war to puppet shows.

The history of TaipeiEye is a rich story in itself. From 1895 to 1945, Taiwan was a colony of Japan. People were trained to communicate in Japanese and to abide by Japanese ethics. In 1915, a businessman named Xian-rong Koo bought the Tamsui Theater from a Japanese owner, had it renovated, and changed its name to Taiwan Novel Hall. Inviting Chinese operas from Shanghai and Ge-zi Operas from Fu-Jian Province, Mr Koo turned Taiwan Novel Hall into the first performing venue in Taipei. The Hall quickly became an important venue for Chinese traditional arts and a home for Chinese values and aesthetics.

Trevor got a behind the scenes look at the hard work that goes into the performances and even got his face painted as the Monkey King who dates back to 1100 years ago. Visitors can not only experience an amazing and colourful performance but can even watch the performers getting their elaborate makeup applied before the show.

Shows run throughout the year and good discounts are offered for group bookings. Bookings can be made online as well.

113 Chungshan North Road Sec. 2, Taipei
Tel: +886 2 2568 2677
Fax: +886 2 2568 2335


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