Summer Cultural Performance

Enjoy the summer afternoon at Lan Su Chinese Garden with cultural performances by by the America Long Yu Chinese Traditional Opera Face Changing Academy. All performances will take place on the terrace over-looking Lake Zither. 

Founded by Sichuan Opera artist, Yu Long, in 2017, America Long Yu Chinese Traditional Opera Face Changing Academy (ALYCTOFCA) is the newest and the most promising cultural group and performing arts academy in the Pacific Northwest. Its mission is to cultivate and promote traditional Sichuan Opera and other Chinese performing arts in North America. The company’s founder and lead artist, Yu Long, was born and raised in the birthplace of Sichuan Opera—Chengdu, China. Devoting the past 30 years of her life in performing traditional Sichuan Opera, Long is recognized as a national “Class II” top artist as well as the only female inheritor of “Face-changing” by Chinese authorities. With her breathtaking skills and graceful presentation, Long has been invited to visit France, Italy, Turkey, the US, the UK, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, and more than 10 other countries to perform and is highly praised and loved by audiences across the globe. 

Included free with garden admission or membership; no registration is required.

Performance Program


The Birth of Sichuan Opera

Opera Performance by ShiXuan Long

Tai Chi Gong Fu Fan

Traditional Tai Chi fan dance by XueQin Liu

Chinese Folk Songs

I Love You, China & Bitter Love, a Chinese Opera Song by Frank Li

Face Changing: A Signature Sichuan Opera Stunt

Performed by Yu Long


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