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Two performances to remember Yin

TO commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of the late Yueju master Yin Guifang, who founded the unique Yin School singing and performing style, Wang Jun'an, one of Yin's favorite apprentices, will stage two performances at Yifu Theater.

Female Yin is renowned for playing xiaosheng, or young male characters in traditional Chinese operas.

Wang will not only perform classic excerpts from "A Dream of Red Mansions" and "Questioning My Wife," but also showcase her new attempts at the more challenging plays "The Peony Pavilion" and "Love of River and Mountain."

Over the past decades, the Yin School performance has attracted many generations of fans because of its charismatic portrayal of male characters, usually intellectuals.

It is extremely hard to find a qualified female inheritor of Yin's singing style as she must be gifted with a smooth and low-pitched voice and a "handsome" image for stage costuming as a man.

Wang is such a talent in this field.

She was renowned for her roles of young, cultivated scholars in love with the gifted heroines. At the request of her fans, she went back to the Yueju Opera stage in 2006 to revitalize the age-old art form.

"Shanghai is the birthplace of Yin School singing," Wang says. "The performances are the best way to repay my teacher's kindness and pass on the artistry and soul of her performing arts to the younger generation."

Xiao Lihe, the lighting designer of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, as well as famous opera composer Lian Bo will together create an avant-garde stage to attract young people.

Date: November 23-24, 7:15pm

Address: 701 Fuzhou Rd

Tickets: 80-380 yuan


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