Cai Zhengren | Chen Yunhong | Cui Yumei | Ding Fan | Du Huan | Fang Rujiang | Gu Haohao | Jiang Wenduan | Lai Qiongxia | Li Junsheng | Li Shuqin | Li Shujian | Lin Weilin | Long Hong | Meng Guanglu | Ou Kaiming | Pei Yanling | Sun Liying | Wang Ping | Wang Fang | Wang Zhenyi | Wu Shuang | Sonya Shaw | Yang Fengyi | Yao Zhiqiang | Zeng Zhaojuan | Zhang Jianfeng | Zhang Xinyue

 

Cai Zhengren
cai zhengren

Cai Zhengren is a National Class One Performer and renowned Kunqu performing artist. His repertoire includes traditional productions such as Sounding the Bell and Disposing the Royal Family, Disaster Strikes and the Death of Lady Yang and Welcoming the Statue and Lamenting the Statue, and classics such as The Palace of Eternal Life, The Story of the Lute and The Peony Pavilion. He is a winner of many awards, including the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, the Shanghai Magnolia Award for Leading Role, and the Honoured Performer Award at the Kunqu Festival of China. In 2008, he was named a Bearer of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage (Kunqu) and in 2014 he received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Shanghai Literature and Art Awards.

 

Chen Yunhong
chen yunhong

Chen Yunhong is a National Class One Performer and Vice President of the Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Studies Society. Her repertoire includes The Unforgettable Zhuji Lane, The Magic Lotus Lantern, The Talented Lun Wenxu, The Mermaid, The Sword, A Never-ending Love in Times of Chaos, The Story of the Burning Incense, Giving Up Love for a Patriotic Cause, Hanjiang Gate, The Legend of the White Snake, King Rui and Lady Zhuang, The Mischievous Princess, Forty Years of Cherished Love and Diaolou – The Fortified Watchtowers. She is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and the Excellent Performance Award at the Guangdong Province Arts Festival.

 

Cui Yumei
cui yumei

Cui Yumei is a National Class One Performer, a member of the Guangzhou Hongdou Cantonese Opera Troupe and a Bearer of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of Cantonese Opera of Guangzhou. She plays a wide variety of roles and her repertoire includes traditional productions such as The Tripod and the Pearl, How the Oil Vendor Won the Beauty, The Mischievous Princess and Princess Baihua, and new plays such as The Return of a Diva, Storm of the Countryside, Wedding on the Execution Ground, and Sun Yat-sen and Song Qingling. She is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and the Gold Award at the Guangzhou Cantonese Opera Theatre Performance Competition.

 

Ding Fan
ding fan

Ding Fan is a National Class One Performer and a renowned actor of wenwusheng (civil and martial arts roles) in Cantonese opera productions. He is Director of the China Theatre Association, President of the Guangdong Province Theatre Association, President of the Guangdong Province Federation of Literary and Art Circles, an honoured recipient of the Special Allowance from the State Council, and a Bearer of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of Cantonese Opera. Ding Fan plays a wide range of characters and is adept in both civil and military roles as well as singing and acting, particularly in xiaosheng (young male) roles. His repertoire includes The Unforgettable Zhuji Lane, The Legend of Lun Wenxu, The Beauty Trap, The Magic Lotus Lantern, The Gentleman’s Bridge, Prince of Lan Ling, The Story of the Red Prunus, The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, How a Dead Cat was Substituted for a New-born Prince, Fragrant Dream of the Tang Palace, Love at Lake Dongting, Dongpo and Chaoyun and Nanhai No.1. He is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and the Best Director Award at the Guangdong Arts Festival.

 

Du Huan
du huan

Du Huan is a National Class One Performer, holder of a Master of Fine Arts degree and Director of the China Theatre Association. His dedication to his profession has been recognised by the Central Commission for Guiding Cultural and Ethical Progress. His repertoire includes the original regional production Homecoming, and major roles in many other original productions. He is also a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre.

 

Fang Rujiang
fang rujiang

Fang Rujiang is a National Class One Performer and Deputy Director of the Wenzhou Opera Research Institute. On stage, he strives for perfection in his singing, acting, delivery of lines and martial arts. His innovative interpretation for the scene “The Dungeon” in the traditional Wenzhou opera The Double Seal of Gold, in which he combines modern dance techniques and martial arts routines, was recognised with the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre.

 

Gu Haohao
gu haohao

Gu Haohao is a National Class One Performer and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in performance. She is currently the Secretary of the Party Committee, Chief Officer of The Shanghai Center of Chinese Operas and Company Director of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe. She specialises in daomadan (sword-wielding, horseback female martial arts) and wudan (female martial arts) roles, and is a protégé of Kunqu artist Wang Zhiquan. With a bright, clear voice and handsome stage appearance, Gu Haohao plays a wide range of characters on the Kunqu stage. Her repertoire includes Waylaying the Horse, Hu Village, Borrowing the Fan, Lady Zhaojun Goes Beyond the Great Wall, Flooding the Jinshan Temple, Invocation to the Gods to Subdue the Demons and Monk Mulian Saves His Mother. She has also performed in the new Kunqu productions A Pink Patch on the Face, A Sequel to The Legend of the White Snake, Red Soil Pass and Leifeng Pagoda; the Wuxi opera production The Legend of the Green Snake, and the Peking opera productions The Border between Living and Dead, The Legend of the White Snake and The Magic Lotus Lantern. She is a recipient of the Promotion of the Kunqu Art Award, the Shanghai City Ten Outstanding Youth Award, the Ten Best Performers Award, the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, and the Seine Award of France for her performance in The Legend of the White Snake.

 

Jiang Wenduan
jiang wenduan

Jiang Wenduan is a National Class One Performer and Artistic Director of the Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theatre. She has experience in a number of different roles, including guimendan (high born lady), qingyi (virtuous female) and daomadan (sword-wielding, horseback female martial arts role). Her repertoire includes The Legend of the White Snake, The Story of the Red Prunus and The Legend of the Purple Hairpin. She is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, the honourable title of Expert of Excellence from the Ministry of Culture, and the Guangdong Theatre Performance Competition Gold Award. She has performed in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau.

 

Lai Qiongxia
lai qiongxia

Lai Qiongxia is a National Class One Performer, Head of the Zhuhai Cantonese Opera Troupe and a formal protégé of the late Cantonese opera master artist, Hong Xiannu (aka Hung Sin-nui). Her repertoire includes over 30 Cantonese opera productions, including The Tanka Women, Sailing Past Lingdingyang, Princess Zhaojun, The Story of Burning Incense, The Lost Kite, Storm of the Countryside, The Mischievous Princess, Yearning for the Secular World, The Legend of the White Snake, Diao Chan Adoring the Moon and The Reincarnation of Red Plum. She is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and the Excellent Performance Award at the Guangdong Arts Festival.

 

Li Junsheng
li junsheng

Li Junsheng is a National Class One Performer and a member of the Guangzhou Cantonese Opera Troupe. He is a protégé of the late Cantonese opera star Sun Ma Sze Tsang and plays a wide range of civil and military roles. He has a rich mellow voice and a wide register. His repertoire includes Moon and Shadows, The Three Families Alley, Giving Up Love for a Patriotic Cause, The Magic Lotus Lantern, The Complaint of Emperor Song, The Tragic Love of Lady Ping, Love Story of the West Chamber under the Moon and Forty Years of Cherished Love. Li Junsheng is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and the Gold Medal of the Guangdong Cantonese Opera Performance Competition.

 

Li Shuqin
li shuqin

Li Shuqin is a National Class One Performer, Director of the Foshan Cantonese Opera Troupe and a member of the China Theatre Association. She has successfully created many memorable and distinctive characters on stage. Her repertoire includes The Younger Consort Zhou, The Butterfly Princess, Xiao Fengxian, The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, The Amazing Story, The Story of Li Qingzhao Retold and The Peony Pavilion. She is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and the Shanghai Magnolia Award for Leading Role.

 

Li Shujian
li shujian

Li Shujian is a National Class One Performer and Director of the Yu Opera Theatre of Henan. A delegate at the 13th and 18th CPC National Congress (1987, 2012), he has also been Vice President of the China Theatre Association, a National Committee Member of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, President of the Henan Province Theatre Association, a member of the CPC Henan Provincial Committee and a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Henan. He has been awarded the titles of “National Model Worker” and “Artist of Integrity and Artistic Excellence”. Li Shujian has a rustic singing style that he delivers with great passion, and an acting style that combines classicism, realism and romanticism. His repertoire includes Cheng Ying Saving the Orphan of the Zhao’s, The Breezy Pavilion, Su Wu Herding Sheep, and The Emperor Holds Court. He is a two-time winner of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, winner of the Wenhua Performance Award presented by the Ministry of Culture, and winner of the Shanghai Magnolia Award.

 

Lin Weilin
lin weilin

Lin Weilin is a National Class One Performer and an honoured recipient of the Special Allowance from the State Council. He is Head of the Chinese Opera Composition Research Centre of the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Vice President of the Zhejiang Province Dramatists Society, President of the Zhejiang Province Traditional Culture Promotion Council and Deputy Head of the Zhejiang Province Culture Promotion Council. He is also a visiting professor at the Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art and the Taiwan National University of Arts, and Artist-in-Residence at the City University of Hong Kong. A veteran Kunqu artist with over 30 years of performing experience, Lin Weilin started learning the art at the age of nine, specialising in wusheng (martial arts) roles. He has been recognised for his commanding stage presence and sturdy footwork, and was named a Representative Bearer of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Project of Kunqu by the Ministry of Culture. His repertoire includes The Pulley, Visiting the Fort, Pacing the Horse and Lü Bu and Diao Chan. He is a two-time winner of the Plum Blossom Award, and winner of numerous other awards, including the Wenhua Performance Award.

 

Long Hong
long hong

Long Hong is a National Class One Performer, Vice President of the Jiangxi Federation of Literary and Art Circles and President of the Jiangxi Theatre Association, and was a delegate at the 11th and 12th CPC National Congress (1977, 1982). She is a recipient of a number of awards including the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, the Wenhua Award of the Ministry of Culture, the National Regional Opera Exchange Excellent Performance Award, and the Five “One Project” Award and other recognitions from the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China. Long Hong was selected for the National “Four Batches of Talents” Project of the Publicity Department and the First Batch of National Cultural Celebrities, and accredited as Jiangxi Province Outstanding Contributor. She is an elected contestant of the Jiangxi Province New Century Million Talents Project and the Gan Po 555 Talents Project, and a recipient of the Special Allowances from the State Council and the Jiangxi Provincial Government.

 

Meng Guanglu
meng guanglu

Meng Guanglu is a National Class One Performer and Company Director of the Tianjin Youth Peking Opera Troupe. He is currently studying on the postgraduate course for Outstanding Young Peking Opera Performers at the National Academy of Theatre Arts. He is Vice President of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Vice President of the China Theatre Association, and an honoured recipient of the Special State Allowance. He holds the accolade “Artist of Integrity and Artistic Excellence – Young to Middle-Age Category” from the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee. He was a delegate at the 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th CPC National Congress (1997, 2002, 2007, 2017), and a member of The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Meng Guanglu has a sonorous, powerful voice reminiscent of his mentor, Fang Rongxiang. His repertoire includes The Incident on Lianhuan Mountain, Executing Chen Shimei, Muhu Pass, Chisang Town, Subduing the Five Powers and Beating the Dragon Robe. He has received numerous awards including the All China Television Grand Prix for Young to Middle-aged Peking Opera Performers Best Performer Award, the Mei Lanfang Gold Award, the Wenhua Performance Award, the Star of Chinese Peking Opera, the All China Accreditation Showcase for Outstanding Young Peking Opera Performer Honour Award, and is two-time winner of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre.

 

Ou Kaiming
 ou kaiming

Ou Kaiming is a National Class One Performer, Artistic Director and General Manager of the Guangzhou Cantonese Opera Troupe Limited, Company Director of Guangzhou Hongdou Cantonese Opera Troupe, and an honoured recipient of the Special Allowance from the State Council. He is a formal protégé of the late Cantonese opera artist, Hong Xiannu (aka Hung Sin-nui), specialising in the male lead wenwusheng (civil and martial arts roles). Ou Kaiming plays a wide range of roles and has built a firm following. His repertoire includes the traditional works Guan Hanqing, Huang Feihu’s Rebellion, A Match Made in Heaven, The Lost Kite, The Sword, The Stoic General in Love and Romance of the Spears; and the new historical plays Poetry of the Nanyue Palace, The Battlefield, Lord Guan Yu the Man of Honour and Loyalty and The Judge Goes to Pieces. He has also built up a repertoire of new original works including The Return of a Diva, Storm in the Countryside, Wild Golden Chrysanthemum and Wedding on the Execution Ground. He is a two-time winner of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and winner of the Guangdong Theatre Performance Competition Gold Award. He has performed in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

 

Pei Yanling
pei yanling

Pei Yanling is a National Class One Performer, Honorary Director of the Peking Opera Theatre of Hebei and Advisor to the China Theatre Association. She has been a member of the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and is a recipient of the National May 1 Labour Medal and the honourable title of State Level Top Performer. Pei Yanling commands a wide range of civil and martial arts roles in Peking opera, Kunqu and Clapper opera. She is recognised for her excellence in singing, acting, delivery of lines and martial arts and excels in playing male roles of righteous character. Roles she has performed include Lin Chong in Nocturnal Escape; Chen Xiang in The Magic Lotus Lantern; Zhong Kui in Zhong Kui the Ghost-eater; the title role in Wu Song; all four roles of Lu Den, Wang Zuo and Lu Wenlong in Lu WenLong; Sun Wukong the Monkey King in Wreaking Havoc in Heaven; the roles of Huang Zhong, Guan Xing, Liu Bei and Zhao Yun in Fire Assaults on Multiple Camps; and the roles of Qiao Xuan, Lu Su and Zhang Fei in A Right Royal Match. Pei Yanling’s character portrayals are touching and full of charisma. She has received the Grand Prix of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, the Special Honour Award for Performance at the 2008 China Peking Opera Arts Festival, and the Magnolia Award for Special Contribution to Theatre at the 2009 Shanghai Magnolia Awards.

 

Sun Liying
sun liying

Sun Liying is a National Class One Performer of the Tianjin Youth Peking Opera Troupe, specialising in laodan (old woman) roles of the Li Duokui school. She was taught by the Peking opera artist Li Jinquan before becoming a formal protégé of Zhao Baoxiu. With a powerful voice, mature singing style, and dignified stage presence, Sun excels in portraying middle-aged to older female roles. Her repertoire includes Chisang Town, “Meeting the Empress” in Beating the Dragon Robe, Zhuxian Town, The Tale of the Golden Turtle, Touring of the Six Palaces, The Pavilions to Wait for Her Son to Return and Cancelling the Birthday Celebrations. She received a Performance Award at the National Arts Festival of Ethnic Minorities.

 

Wang Ping
wang ping

Wang Ping is a National Class One Performer at the Tianjin Peking Opera Theatre, and a protégé of Tan Yuanshou in the Tan Xinpei school. He specialises in wenwu laosheng (civil and military old man) roles. He is currently studying on the postgraduate course for Outstanding Young Peking Opera Performers at the National Academy of Theatre Arts and is a Director of the China Theatre Association. Wang first received training at a young age from his father Wang Baochun, and has been coached by renowned Peking opera artists such as Fei Shiyan, Li Huiliang, Zhang Shilin, Wang Shixu, Wang Jinlu, Ye Peng and Ding Zhenchun. In 1987 he entered the National Academy of Theatre Arts and became a formal student of Peking opera virtuoso Tan Yuanshou in 2000. His repertoire includes the new Peking opera productions Hua Ziliang and Emperor Kangxi, and the traditional works The Wild Boar Forest, Dingjun Mountain, Yangping Pass and The Incident on Lianhuan Mountain. He is a two-time winner of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, winner of the Performance Award at the Wenhua Awards presented by the Ministry of Culture, winner of the Life Achievement Award at the Masters of Martial Arts in Peking Opera (2017) and winner of the Lead Actor Award at the Shanghai Magnolia Awards (2008).

 

Wang Fang
wangfang

Wang Fang is a National Class One Performer and Deputy Director of the Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu. She is also a Bearer of National Intangible Cultural Heritage (Kunqu) and Vice President of the Jiangsu Theatre Association. Her repertoire includes the Kunqu productions Palace of Eternal Life, The Peony Pavilion, The Story of the White Rabbit, Xishi the Beauty, Sceptres Piling on the Couch and The Purple Hairpin; the Su opera productions The Five Girls, The Story of the Most Famous Beauty, An Altar under the Ormosia Tree and Man-Ting-Fan. Her Kunqu film Parting at Yangguan was selected for screening at the Venice International Film Festival (2003) and the Hong Kong International Film Festival (2004). She is a two-time winner of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, winner of the Award for Promoting Kunqu, the Wenhua Performance Award, the Shanghai Magnolia Award for Leading Role, the Excellence in Performance Award at the China Theatre Festival, Five “One Project” Award of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and the Golden Bell Award of Taiwan. She has performed in the United States, Belgium, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

 

Wang Zhenyi
wang zhenyi

Wang Zhenyi is a National Class One performer, professor at the Department of Performance of the National Academy of Theatre Arts and a member of the China Theatre Association. His repertoire includes The Chain Scheme, The Story of a Horse Dealer, The Peony Pavilion, Qingwen, The Story of the Lute, The Story of the West Chamber, The Palace of Eternal Life, The Story of the Jade Hairpin, Princess Baihua, Leifeng Pagoda, Guan Hanqing, Xu Pipa and The Story of the Golden Seal. He is a winner of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and won the Outstanding Performance Award at the Kunqu Festival of China.

 

Wu Shuang
wu shuang

Wu Shuang is a National Class One Performer with the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe. He is a member of the China Theatre Association and a Director of the Shanghai Theatre Association. He specialises in jing (painted face) roles, and received his training under Kunqu virtuosi Fang Yang, Zhong Weide and Wang Qun. He also received coaching from the Peking opera artists, Shang Changrong and Liu Zemin. He was on the main cast of the full-length productions Cao Zhi by the River, The Story of the Bloody Hand Print, The Rise of Xu Jiujing, Xishi the Beauty and The Dragon-and-Phoenix Robe. His repertoire also includes The Temple Gate, Zhong Kui Marrying His Sister Off, Challenging Zhou Yu, The Sworn Brothers’ Reunion, A Lesson for His Son, To the Banquet Armed, Escorting Jingniang to the Capital, The Emperor’s Visit to His Minister at Night and The Comic Judgement. Wu Shuang was the winner of the Plum Blossom Award, a Performance Award at the 12th Wenhua Awards, the Top Supporting Actor Award at the 13th Magnolia Awards for Chinese Theatre in Shanghai, and the Lead Actor Award at the 26th Magnolia Awards for Chinese Theatre in Shanghai.

 

Sonya Shaw
xiao ya

Shaw Sonya is a National Class One Performer specialising in xiaosheng (young male) roles in Yueju, and is trained in the Yin Guifang school. Her repertoire includes the Yueju productions Unending Love of the Number One Scholar, Interrogating the Wife and Seeking Her ReturnThe Legend of He WenxiuThe New Inspector Executing His Father, Begonia, Love of the LawlessAlms for a Disabled Couple, Prince of the Desert and The Jade Dragonfly. Shaw Sonya is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and a Class One Performer Award at the Folk Arts Festival.

 

Yang Fengyi
yang fengyi

Yang Fengyi is a National Class One Performer, Director of the Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre and Vice President of the China Theatre Association. She is a Bearer of National Intangible Cultural Heritage (Kunqu), and an honoured recipient of the State Council Special Allowance. She completed a postgraduate course for Outstanding Young Peking Opera Performers at the National Academy of Theatre Arts, and trained under a number of renowned Kunqu artists including Xun Lingxiang, Li Jinhong, Ma Zonghui and Xie Ruiqing. Her repertoire includes The Tian Gang Array, Princess Baihua, The Legend of the White Snake, The Palace of Eternal Life, Twilight Crane and The Peony Pavilion: A Spoiled Romance. She specialises in various roles including guimendan (high born, unmarried female), xiaosheng (young male) and wusheng (military male). She is a winner of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and the Performing Excellence Award at the China Theatre Festival. Yang Fengyi is also keen to promote cultural exchange abroad. In 1996, she was invited to perform in the opera Turandot at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Italy. She was awarded the 2006 Florence International Women’s Prize, and was the first Asian recipient since the inception of the prize. In 2007, as a representative of the Plum Blossom Award Art Troupe performing at the Chinese Opera Festival in France, Yang Fengyi won the Seine Award with her role as Lady White Snake in The Legend of the White Snake.

 

Yao Zhiqiang
yao zhiqiang

Yao Zhiqiang is a National Class One Performer of the Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theatre with a handsome stage presence and a sweet and nuanced singing style. His repertoire includes The Romantic Monk, The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, The Butterfly Lovers, Huang Feihu’s Rebellion, Lin Chong, Nocturnal Mourning for White Lotus and Sailing Past Lingdingyang. He is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre and the Excellent Performance Award at the Guangdong Arts Festival.

 

Zeng Zhaojuan
zeng zhaojuan

Zeng Zhaojuan is a National Class One Performer and Director of the Tianjin Ping Opera Theatre. She is also Bearer of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ping Opera, a recipient of the Special Allowance from the State Council, a National Cultural Expert of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and Leading Cultural Talent of the National “Four Batches of Talents” Project. In 1987, Zeng Zhaojuan became a formal student of renowned Pingju artist Hua Shulan. With a sweet voice and a wide register, she excels in expressing emotions. Her repertoire includes Xie Yaohuan, Tale of the Vermilion Trace, Long Lost Love, Zhao Jintang and Red Sorghum. Zeng Zhaojuan is a two-time winner of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, winner of the Wenhua Performance Award and winner of the Shanghai Magnolia Award for Leading Role.

 

Zhang Jianfeng
zhang jianfeng

Zhang Jianfeng is a member of the Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing and trained in the style of the Xi Xiaobo school of Peking opera. He is currently studying on the postgraduate course for Outstanding Young Peking Opera Performers at the National Academy of Theatre Arts and is a member of the China Theatre Association. His repertoire includes Yang Silang Visits His Mother, The Stallion with the Red Mane and Baidicheng. He is a recipient of the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, the Class One Award at the All China Peking Opera Competition, and the Outstanding Performer Award at the Chinese Theatre Festival.

 

Zhang Xinyue
zhang xinyue

Zhang Xinyue is a National Class One Performer trained in the qingyi (virtuous female) role of the Mei Lanfang school of Peking opera. She is a member of the Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing and is currently studying on the postgraduate course for Outstanding Young Peking Opera Performers at the National Academy of Theatre Arts. Zhang Xinyue has received the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre, the Gold Award (Peking Opera) at the National Budding Artists Competition, and a Class Two Award at the National Competition for Outstanding Young Performers in Peking Opera, organised by the Ministry of Culture. Her repertoire includes The Nightingale, Yang Silang Visits His Mother, Du Shiniang and The Legend of the White Snake. She has performed in many countries including Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Korea and Japan.