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Peking Opera: Personated Old Women and Personated Young Men Aria CD

  • Famous Arias of Lao Dan and Xiao Sheng CD
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Collection of Peking Opera Master: Famous Players of Lao Dan and Xiao Sheng
1 CD
Produced by Audio-Visual Press of Chinese Culture and Art

9 selected famous arias of lao dan and xiao sheng in Peking Opera: Li Duokui, Li Jinquan, Woyun Jushi, Song Jiemei, De Junru, Jiang Miaoxiang, Ye Shenglan.

Li Duokui (1898-1974), a native of Beijing. He first learned lao sheng and later turned to lao dan. In his early years he was once under training of Lu Yanting, accompanist for Gong Yunfu. Later he acknowledged Luo Fushan, a lao dan actor of the Sixi Troupe as his master; meantime, he also got instruction from Gong Yunfu. He inherited the strong points of the Gong style and developed them according to his own conditions. His unique performing art was recognized as the Li style. His voice was wide-ranged, crisp and bright; his singing was vigorous and forceful with clear enunciation and smooth tunes. He was most celebrated for his singing, which has been followed by many lao dan players after him. He was an influential actor in the lao dan role of Beijing opera in his time. His repertoire included the Tower for Watching Her Son, Mother Grieving for Her Son's Death, a Golden Turtle Caught in Fishing, Beating the Royal Robe and Town of Chi Sang.

Li Jinquan (1920-), a native of Beijing. At 12 he entered the Zhonghua Traditional Opera Training School, specializing in lao dan. He was trained by Wen Liangchen, Liu Junfeng and Shi Qingshan. After graduation he co-performed with Li Shaochun, Yuan Shihai and Ye Shengzhang. In 1941 he offered himself as Li Duokui's disciple. He joined China Beijing Opera Theatre after the founding of new China. With a crisp and resonant voice, he sings in a sonorous and vigorous way. On the basis of assimilating others' artistic merits, he arranges his tunes creatively according to different roles he plays so that the emotions of his characters can be expressed exactly by his performance. His repertoire includes a Golden Turtle Caught in Fishing, Encounter with the Empress, Beating the Royal Robe, Dowager Resigns from Court, Mother Tattoos Slogan on Her Son's Back, Calling Off the Banquet, Li Kui Visits His Mother. His students, Wang Mengyun, Wang Jinghua and Wang Xiaolin, have all been benefited from Li's influence.

Ye Shenglan (1914-1978), born in Beijing. At the age of 12 he was transferred from Fuqingshe to Fu Liancheng School, first learning wu dan and then xiao sheng. He learned civilian operas from Zhang Cailin and Xiao Lianfang and then warrior operas from Ru Rulan. After graduation he became a disciple of Cheng Jixian for further training. Then he turned into a xiao sheng actor and was good at performing both civilian and warrior roles, particularly at zhiwei sheng (wearing a military hat with pheasant plumes on it). He had a sonorous voice. He was well versed in singing, recitation, acting and acrobatics. He was a master of the art of uniform motion and gesture. His masterpieces included the Meeting of Heroes, Borrowing Zhao Yun, Eight Big Hammers, General Luo Cheng, General Lu Bu and Beauty Diao Chan, White Gate Tower, etc. He was bold in making innovations and made a great contribution to the development of the art on the basis of inheriting the fine tradition of performing xiao sheng of his predecessors. After the founding of new China, he rehearsed and performed Butterfly Lovers, the Storm and Thunder of Jintian, the White Haired Girl, the White Snake, etc.





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