Millions of overseas visitors head to Beijing every year because it is a fantastic blend of old and new as well as the capital. Peking Opera is based here and is a national treasure. It's a very stylized performance with elaborate makeup, clothes and sets that includes singing, dancing, and acrobatic fighting ( and sounds strange to our ears).
More details on this soon, but I wanted to at least get this Beijing Opera travel photo up to give you a taste of our unique-to-us evening of entertainment. It's very different than watching Opera in Verona as we did in Italy on our world tour, but impressive in it's own right.