The 120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang, Russia, 2014

Tour Dates: 8 October - 16 October, 2014

Mei Lanfang is the great master of Peking Opera in China. On October 22, 2014, the 120th birth Anniversary of Mei Lanfang will be celebrated.

Tour Dates
  • 8 October - 16 October, 2014

The Moscow State Opera and
Ballet Theatre for Young Audience named after Natalia Sats
2014-10-10 (19:30 – 22:30)
Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command
2014-10-11 (19:30 – 22:30)
The Legend of White Snake
For tickets: teatr-sats.ru
For more information: www.pekingoperafestival.com 

Mariinsky Theatre
2014-10-14 (19:30 – 22:30)
The Legend of White Snake
2014-10-15 (19:30 – 22:30)
Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command
For tickets: www.mariinsky.ru 
For more information: www.pekingoperafestival.com 

Mei Lanfang is the great master of Peking Opera in China. On October 22, 2014, the 120th birth Anniversary of Mei Lanfang will be celebrated. For chinese people, The Chinese 60-year calendar cycle, which is based on the combinations of a cycle of ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches, makes the 60th birthday a very important event, and the 120th anniversary, respectively, is aslo of great significance.

To commemorate the 120th anniversary of this famous Peking Opera master and to promote the art of Peking Opera itself, Mr Li Enjie, president of jingju Theater Company of Beijing, has initiated the “120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang” project. Under the leadership of Mr. Mei Baojiu, son of Mei Lanfang, a world tour of Peking Opera with a group of excellent performers will follow the footprints of the Mei Lanfang, performing in the USA, Russia, and Europe.

Mei Lanfang

Mei Lanfang (1894-1961) was a world-famous master of Peking Opera in China. He was a legend for his outstanding artistic achievements as well as his contribution as a cultural ambassador of China and Chinese art. He was born into a family of Peking Opera and Kunqu performers, and became the best-known among the “Four Most Famous Dan Performers” (female role type). Because of improvements and innovations that he brought to his art, What became known as the “Mei School” describes his unique oriental opera performance system, which together with the Russian Stanislavski System and the German Brecht System form the "Three Performing Systems of the World".

Mei Lanfang led Peking Opera abroad several times, not only promote the understanding of Chinese culture and art for the people all over the world, but also brought Peking Opera among the world`s opera forest. He made his performances in Japan, the United States and the Soviet Union before 1949. His performance won reat applause. University of Southern California and Pomona Collage both conferred on him honoray doctorates of literature. Japanese scholars compiled all the newspaper reviews of his performances into a volume titled Pin Mei Ji (the Mei Review Record). His American production of Hongni Guan was made into a silent movie by a Japanese film company. Later, this production was made into a movie with sound by the famous russian director Sergei Eisenstein. The American media were lavish in their praise, stating that “Mei Lanfang's art unquestionably surpasses all obstacles existing between East and West.”In addiion, Mei Lanfang's first performance in Europe took place in a music hall on Moscow's Gorky Street. Among the audience were such luminaries as Vyacheslav Molotov, Kliment Voroshilov, Maxim Gorky and Leo Tolstoy, all of whom were unstinting in their praise of Mei Lanfang`s performing art.

Master Mei devoted himself to Chinese Opera for his lifetime and his contributions in Peking Opera’s development and innovation are the huge treasure which is worthy of admiration. Let alone the stage performance, Mei Lanfang was involved in teaching as well.

Jingju Theater Company of Beijing

Established in the early spring of 1979, the Peking Opera Theater Company of Beijing is one of the largest and most prestigious Peking Opera performance groups in China. It is directly affiliated to the Beijing Municipal Government and enjoys an incomparable status in domestic opera performance. With a large repertoire of traditional and modern productions, the group has made remarkable achievements inheriting and developing the art of Peking Opera.

The Peking Opera Theater Company of Beijing has been the home to numerous talented performers over the past decades. These performers include the "Four Famous Dans" (male artists who represent or impersonate themselves as female characters) Mei Lanfang, Shang Xiaoyun, Cheng Yanqiu and Xun Huisheng, and the "Five Most Acclaimed Performers" Ma Lianliang, Tan Fuying, Zhang Junqiu, Qiu Shengrong and Zhao Yanxia.

The Peking Opera Theater Company of Beijing has staged over three hundreds of classical plays and created more than a dozen of new plays since its foundation. Many of these plays have won top national awards, including Three Fights with Tao Sanchun and Last Touch to Dragon Painting. Today, the most outstanding performers of the troupe have become icons to themany young followers of the troupe: performers like Zhang Jianfeng, Yang Shaopeng and Zhang Liyuan all strive to keeplearning from their masters Mei Baojiu, Tan Yuanshou and Zhang Xuejin – the patriarchs of the Mei-, Tan- and Ma-schools, respectively.

Programme

Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command
The Legend of White Snake

For more information: www.pekingoperafestival.com

 

 

120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Russia Tour Clipping Report

The Jingju Theater Company of Beijing, Mei Lanfang Jingju Troupe in Russia received extensive media coverage by various mainstream media, with more than 100 media reports by television, radio, print media and network media.The total media coverage reachs more than 5 million people. In addition more than 5 000 people have seen the performance.

TV

1. Mariinsky TV
http://mariinsky.tv/n/782-en
2. Mariinsky TV
http://mariinsky.tv/n/781-en
3. ROSSIA1 – program «Vesti-Moskva»
http://www.vesti.ru/videos/show/vid/622862/cid/3041/
4. NTV – program «TodaySt.Petersburg»
http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/1239416/
5. NTV – program «TodaySt.Petersburg»
http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/1238336/
6. CULTURE – program «News»
http://tvkultura.ru/article/show/article_id/120626
7. MIR – program «News»
http://mir24.tv/news/culture/11397507
8. LIFE NEWS -program «News»
https://yadi.sk/mail/?hash=UkLeM4zkKszJnCnY9C23lZgIrwxMyvnpTkc3yFtSFdA%3D
9. ST.PETERSBURG - program «News»
http://topspb.tv/news/news55915/
10. 100 ТV – program «News»
http://www.tv100.ru/news/truppa-pekinskoj-opery-vystupit-na-scene-mariinskogo-teatra-101023/
11. RABINOVICH-TV, program «News»
http://rabinovich.tv/video/culture/kitaj-pomnit-svoih-geroev.html
12. ABSOLUT TV–program «News»
http://absoluttv.ru/novosti/v-rossii/4694-shedevr-mirovoy-kultury-pekinskaya-opera-porazila-svoimi-spektaklyami-zhiteley-sankt-peterburga.html

Newspapers and magazines

13. Newspaper IZVESTIA №196 (29196) of October 17, 2014, the heading «Culture», «To St. Petersburg ianst old Legend of the WhiteSnake», Tapon the cover
http://izvestia.ru/news/578024

14. Newspaper ROSSIYSKAYA NEWSPAPER №238 (6510) of October 17, 2014, the heading «Culture», «Tender as a whitesnake»
http://www.rg.ru/2014/10/17/kit-opera.html

15. Magazine OTDOHNI! №45 of October 31, 2014, the heading «Close to the Stars», «Peking Opera»

16. Magazine EXPERT №41 (918), of October 6-12, 2014, the column «Culture», «Madam White Snake»
http://expert.ru/russian_reporter/2014/39/7-sobyitij/

17. Thenewspaper NOVAYA GAZETA №115 (2256) of October 13, 2014, «Tours of Peking Opera in Moscow»
http://www.novayagazeta.ru/photos/65648.html

18. Newspaper BIG MOSCOW №20 (20) of October 15, 2014, the column «Country», «Peking Opera or the art of Made in China in Moscow»,Tapon the cover
http://bolshayamoskva.info/news/culture/opera_duck_or_art_made_in_china_in_moscow/
19. Magazine TELENEDELYA №41,of October13-19, 2014, the heading «Tovisit», «Tour of Beijing Opera»
20. Newspaper ST. PETERSBURG VEDOMOSTI №191 (5317) of October 10, 2014, the heading «Affiche», «From Beijing with The Legend»
http://www.spbvedomosti.ru/article.htm?id=10311093@SV_Articles
21. Magazine WHERE ST.PETERSBURG, of October 2014, the heading «Entertainment», «Mariinsky Theatre»
22. Newspaper MORNING PETERSBURG №38 (1020) of October13-19, 2014, the heading «Affiche», «PekingOpera»
23. Magazine OGONEK №40 (5344) ofOctober 13, 2014, the heading «Affiche», «Mariinsky Peking»
http://www.kommersant.ru/pda/ogoniok.html?id=2573449
24. Magazine GRAZIA №33 of October 7, 2014,the heading «Affiche», «Tour of Beijing Opera»
25. Newspaper EVENING MOSCOW №187 (26889) of October 10, 2014, the heading «Affiche», «Mu Guiying Takes Command»

Radio

26. NASHE RADIO – program «News», announсementfromOctober, 10, time 12.02,
http://www.moskva.fm/share/2003/20141010/fromtime:12:02:42;
27. RADIOROCKFM – program «News», announсementfromOctober, 10, time 12.02,
http://www.moskva.fm/share/2011/20141010/fromtime:12:01:58;
28. RADIOBESTFM – program «News», announсementfromOctober, 10,time .02,
http://www.moskva.fm/share/2001/20141010/fromtime:12:02:21;
29. RADIO CULTURE – program «News», announсementfromOctober, 10, time 9.04 and 14.01,
http://www.moskva.fm/share/2015/20141010/fromtime:09:04:42;
http://www.moskva.fm/share/2015/20141010/fromtime:14:01:25
30. RADIO GOVORIT MOSKVA – program «Foreigners», onlinebroadcastingfromOctober, 6, time – 12:00-13:00
http://govoritmoskva.ru/users/guests/1389/
31. RADIO RUSSIAN NEWS SERVICE – announсementfrom October, 10 time 9:00
http://www.rusnovosti.ru/news/345671/

Others

32. Russian Information Agency NEWS
http://ria.ru/culture/20141010/1027684180.html
33. InformationAgency INTERMEDIA
http://www.intermedia.ru/news/265272
34. InformationAgencyNEVSKIE NEWS
http://nevnov.ru/culture/sobitiya/artistyi-pekinskoj-operyi-grimiruyutsya-v-zakulise-mariinki-pyut-chaj-i-boltayut-o-lyubvi.html
35. Information Agency BALTINFO
http://www.baltinfo.ru/2014/10/12/Truppa-Pekinskoi-opery-vpervye-vystupit-na-stcene-Mariinskogo-teatra-455294
36. Information Agency ITAR-TASS
http://itar-tass.com/spb-news/1507889
37. InformationAgencyRUSSIAN NEWS
http://rusnovosti.ru/news/345671/

Onlinemedia

38. DNI.RU
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39. M24.RU
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http://musecube.org/?p=135709
52. NEWORLD.RU
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53. RUSNEWS.CH :Mei Lanfang Theater will be on Russia's Best Peking Opera Repertoire
http://www.rusnews.cn/ezhongguanxi/ezhong_wenjiao/20141010/44178181.html
54. RUSNEWS.CH :Tour Moscow Station of Mei Lanfang's Birth Won a Standing Ovation
http://www.rusnews.cn/shalong/20141014/44181491.html
55. BALTIKA.FM
http://www.baltika.fm/news/76789
56. YAMOSKVA.COM
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57. NSN.FM
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58. SPBVEDOMOSTI.RU
http://www.spbvedomosti.ru/article.htm?id=10311093@SV_Articles
59. NEWSFIBER.RU
http://www.newsfiber.com/p/s/h?v=EZocgGi%2FzQOU%3D+1tpLIhRTLH4%3D
60. MUSECUBE.ORG
http://musecube.org/?p=164394
61. NEWS.21.BY
http://news.21.by/world/2014/10/14/1004053.html
62. RG.RU
http://www.rg.ru/2014/10/17/kit-opera.html
63. DRAMANTRE.RU
http://dramantre.ru/truppa-pekinskoj-opery-vpervye-vystupit-na-scene-mariinskogo-teatra.html
64. IZVESTIA.RU
http://izvestia.ru/news/578024
65. PITERETS.RU
http://piterets.ru/kultura/7250-pekinskaya-opera-vpervye-v-gorode.html
66. MUSECUBE.ORG
http://musecube.org/?p=164288
67. MUSECUBE.ORG
http://musecube.org/?p=164410
68. CULTURADIO.RU
http://www.cultradio.ru/news/show/id/8443
69. TVKULTURA.RU
http://tvkultura.ru/article/show/article_id/120227
70. NEWHUB.SHAFAQNA.COM
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http://bigpicture.ru/?p=562098
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78. TERT.AM
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79. NEWS2WORLD.NET
http://news2world.net/novosti-kultury/pekinskaya-opera-pokazhet-svoi-luchshie-spektakli-v-rossii.html
80. INDIGOSPB.RU
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Domestic report

online

Xinhua Net: 120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Tour in St . Petersburg
http://news.xinhuanet.com/culture/2014-10/16/c_127103967.htm
Xinhua Net:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Performance Tour Debuts in St . Petersburg
http://www.sx.xinhuanet.com/tpbd/2014-10/15/c_1112832429.htm
Xinhua Net:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Performance Tour Debuts in St . Petersburg
http://news.xinhuanet.com/culture/2014-10/15/c_127099933.htm
CCDY.CN:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Tour continue to write the glorious myths of Peking opera
http://epaper.ccdy.cn/html/2014-10/22/content_138508.htm
Ifeng.com:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Performance Tour Debuts in Russia
http://xibei.ifeng.com/cul/news/detail_2014_10/16/3020797_0.shtml
Ifeng.com:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20141022/42260184_0.shtml
People.cn:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Tour continue to write the glorious myths of Peking opera
http://world.people.com.cn/n/2014/1015/c157278-25836834.html
China.com.cn:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Tour, retracing the footsteps of Mei Lanfang
http://news.china.com.cn/rollnews/ent/live/2014-10/23/content_29424762.htm
China.com.cn:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Tour, retracing the footsteps of Mei Lanfang, the world students of Mei School get together
http://www.china.com.cn/guoqing/2014-10/24/content_33859761_2.htm
Morning Post:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Performance Tour
http://www.morningpost.com.cn/2014/1022/114477.shtml
BJWB:The Mei school art shines in Russia
http://bjwb.bjd.com.cn/html/2014-10/22/content_226548.htm
163.COM:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Performance Tour in St . Petersburg
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SRT: 120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Performance Tour in St . Petersburg
http://news.sctv.com/rw/yssc/201410/t20141015_2114464.shtml
Hawh.cn:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Performance Tour draw to a close
http://www.hawh.cn/whzx/2014-10/16/content_203873.htm
CRNTT:120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang Performance Tour Debuts in St . Petersburg
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