Traditional Beijing tour program. Peking Opera has entertained Beijingers for over 200 years with its elaborate costumes, ear-splitting arias, dazzling martial arts and musical dialogue. Peking opera of China is a national treasure with a history of 200 years. In the year 1790 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong, there were the four major Huiban opera Troupes which came to the capital and blended with Kunqu opera, Yiyang opera, Hanju opera and Luantan in Beijing's opera circle of that time. After the combination and integration of various kinds of opera over half century, the present Peking opera, was formed.