08.20.14 - 08.24.14
In 2014, the 120th anniversary of the most outstanding Peking Opera performer of all times, Mei Lanfang, will be celebrated. He was the first actor ever to present Beijing Opera in foreign countries. Mei Lanfang’s son Mei Baojiu, together with other outstanding stars of the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing, will present "Classic Plays of the Mei School" and "Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command" in the United Stated of America.
"Classic Plays of the Mei School" is composed of five works created by Mei Lanfang, including "The Goddess of Heaven Scatters Flowers", "Lian Jinfeng - Pierce the Mussel", "Resisting Jin Troops", "Farewell My Concubine" and "The Drunken Beauty".
"Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command" is a classical Peking Opera play from Henan Province. It was adapted by Mei Lanfang in 1959, and he himself played the leading role. It was his very last play and is considered the acme of Mei School.
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