Macao Cultural Centre

33rd Macao Arts Festival –
New Dragon Inn (Cancelled)

Chinese Opera
Organizer:Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government
Presenter:Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company
20.05.2023    Sat 19:30 Grand Auditorium
Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one interval
Performed in Mandarin, with surtitles in Chinese and English
$300, $220, $120
Event Completed


Due to illness of the protagonist, the performance New Dragon Inn, integrated in the 33rd Macao Arts Festival, originally scheduled for 20 May, was cancelled. Spectators with tickets can request the respective refund at the Macau Ticketing Network outlets from today until 30 June by presenting the intact tickets.




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“Peking opera New Dragon Inn is not only a new adaptation, but also a production that brings together martial arts actors, and where young Peking opera actors display their skills, gain experience and make breakthroughs…” Xinmin Evening News



Adapted from the eponymous film, Peking opera New Dragon Inn tells the story of Ming dynasty General Zhou Huaian, who protects the orphans of a loyal official from being chased by secret agents. He finally manages to eliminate all the enemies and escape from danger. This adaptation retains the storyline and relationship of the characters of the original, while deconstructing and interpreting the story using the aesthetics and artistic techniques of traditional Chinese opera.


After three years in preparation, the Peking opera New Dragon Inn premiered in 2019 to great acclaim. In 2021, Shi Yihong, an accomplished qingyi artist of the Mei school from Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company who is also the producer and lead actress of this performance, joined hands with the revival director Liu Jun to restage the work into this new Shanghai-style Peking opera. This production has toured numerous cities to showcase the glamour of Peking opera.



Producer: Shi Yihong

Playwrights: Xin Fuchen and Hu Xuehua

Director: Hu Xuehua

Revival Director: Liu Jun

Presented by: HYM Cultural Media Co., Ltd



Characters and Cast

Jin Xiangyu / Qiu Moyan: Shi Yihong

Zhou Huaian: Wang Xilong

Jia Ting: Sun Wei

Cao Shaoqin: Chen Lin