What's on in Beijing

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BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are a selection of shows available in Beijing for the coming week:

The Metropolitan Opera Tosca

Date: Sept. 11

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Concert Hall, National Centre for the Performing Arts


The three-act opera by Giacomo Puccini tells a tragic tale of revenge and murder. Famous woman opera singer Floria Tosca unwillingly yielded to Baron Scarpia, chief of Rome's secret police, in order to save her lover Mario Cavaradossi, an artist arrested for covering up political prisoners.

Scarpia promised that he would prepare for a mock execution of Cavaradossi, after which he is to be freed. Then Tosca stabbed Scarpia to death. However, the execution was real and Cavaradossi died. With strong despair, Tosca jumped off the battlements and killed herself.

David Hockney: Works from the Tate Collection

Date: Aug. 30, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursday to Tuesday; 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Friday to Sunday

Venue: M WOODS - Hutong


In partnership with Tate, M WOODS - Hutong presents the exhibition "David Hockney: Works from the Tate Collection," the artist's first museum survey exhibition in China. As one of the world's most influential and popular artists, David Hockney holds the record for the highest auction price for a painting by a living artist. With nearly 100 works, the exhibition reviews his career from the mid 1950s to the present. Works are primarily from the Tate's collection in the UK. The exhibition presents some of Hockney's most iconic paintings including "A Bigger Splash" (1967) and "My Parents" (1977).

Colorful World and Common Destiny: The 8th China Beijing International Art Biennale

Date: Aug. 30 - Sept. 21

Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Venue: National Art Museum of China


As part of the 8th China Beijing International Art Biennale, the exhibition displays 640 pieces from 595 artists representing 113 countries in five continents. The artists' works cover a wide range of art forms. The National Art Museum of China focuses on presenting the diversity of world civilizations and China's solutions to promote human development. Enditem

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