Bringing together 56 artists including a 40-person choir, the Arts Centre Melbourne is hosting the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre for a magical one night only performance of 'The Legend of the Chinese Song Fairy' on Tuesday, 17 December.

A concert production of the classic masterpiece Chinese opera, Liu Sanjie, this is the first time this stunning concert format has been presented out of China. 

Liu Sanjie in Concert is a made-for-touring performance that tells the inspiring story of courage, hope and love for the most iconic figure of Guangxi Zhuang ethnic group - Liu Sanjie, a legendary folk singer known as the Chinese ‘Song Fairy’. With her songs, it is said she gives a voice to the impoverished and sings about her yearning for love. 

The concert features the renowned folk songs from the original and much loved film that has entertained millions for over half a century. Performed by 56 artists, including two of China’s acclaimed performers NingJiang and Pan Wu, with a 40-person choir and accompanied by Biyan Duan on piano.

Opera Producer, Zhao Haifeng says, "Liu Sanjie is a cultural icon of Chinese folk music. Adapting the beautiful story into opera allows more and more people to know about Guilin and the classic folk songs."

Experience the allure and exuberance of iconic Chinese folk songs in this special one off concert event in Hamer Hall, at the Art Centre Melbourne. 

Established in 1951, the renowned Chinese Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre (CNODDT) has created a large number of popular opera and dance dramas with their unique artistic style.  The organisation has fostered a large number of performers who have enjoyed great success across China. 

Be sure to check out this Chinese opera like you have never seen before, The Legend of the Chinese Song Fairy, on this December!


Dates: Tuesday 17 December Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall - 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Time: 7.30pm

Admission cost: $48/$68/$88/$108 Arts Centre Website