What's on in Beijing

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-14 08:46:14|Editor: Liangyu
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BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are a selection of shows available in Beijing for the coming week:

Les Miserables in Concert

Date: April 13

Time: 2 p.m.

Place: Poly Theater


Debuted in 1985, classic opera Les Miserables is adapted from French writer Victor Hugo's historic novel, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. The novel follows the lives and interactions of an ex-convict Jean Valjean and his redemption, and describes the society and rebellions of France in the 19th century.

Impossible Meeting: Digital Exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci's Art

Date: April 16 - May 23

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closed Mondays)

Place: Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts


As one of the events marking Leonardo Da Vinci's 500th birthday, the exhibition displays digital copies of 17 masterpieces of Da Vinci as collected in the Louvre Museum, the Uffizi Gallery and other world-class art institutions, utilizing advanced digital imitation technology.

Valery Afanassiev Piano Recital

Date: April 21

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: National Center for the Performing Arts

Introduction: Valery Afanassiev is one of the most influential pianists in Europe. The works of Franz Schubert including "Moments Musicaux" will be played.

The Nutcracker

Date: April 21-29

Time: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Place: Century Theater


The ballet show is adapted from the novella "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by Prussian author E.T.A. Hoffman, in which 7-year-old Clara's favorite Christmas Nutcracker toy becomes alive in her dream, defeats the evil Mouse King, and takes Clara on a journey to the land of snow after the Nutcracker turns into a prince.

The show is performed by the Russian State Ballet, which is affiliated to the Ministry of Culture of Russia and has visited more than 80 countries and regions around the world.