It was finally time to get our little intellectual circle together to experience something that so far we have only been reading about.. to experience Opera in Beijing we headed out to the Chinese capital.
In books, the art form is depicted as a graceful and wondrous art form. What we saw was very similar to dreamy storytelling.. but to our surprise there was much joy and laughter in the air. People came here to truly enjoy Chinese culture, in an entertaining way.
If you compare it with other deeply culture rooted art forms, such as the Spanish flamenco. It lacks the tightness of elitism that usually originates from a long history of obsession to perfect the art.