Liyuan Opera: Tales about Lyu Mengzheng
演出时间：2018.6.16 - 6.18, 19:50
Presented by Zeng Jingping, Lin Cangxiao (China)
Time: 2018.6.16 - 6.18, 19:50
Duration: 60 mins
Ticket: Free Reservation
【演出介绍丨About the show】
主演曾静萍: 梨园戏旦角, 为国家一级演员，福建省梨园戏实验剧团团长。曾两度荣获中国戏剧表演艺术最高奖项梅花奖。在舞台上的演出扮相被形容为“风情万种、媚眼如丝、细腻迷人”，代表作品有《陈三五娘》、《高文举》、《朱文》、《朱买臣》、《节妇吟》、《董生与李氏》、《蔡文姬》等。
Liyuan opera is a form of Chinese opera originating in Quanzhou city, Fujian province, China. Guo Qiao Ru Yao (Crossing the Bridge and Returning to Cave Dewlling) is one selected scene from the classic play of Liyuan opera Lyu Mengzheng.
During the period of Northern Song Dynasty, the chancellor Liu Wenmao adorned a pavilion with festoons to look for a well-matched husband for her dearest daughter Liu Yue`e. Yue`e admired the poor but talent scholar Lyu Mengzheng, and threw her embroidered ball to him directly for choosing him as her husband. However, Liu Wenmao detested this poor young man from a deprived background, and kicked this newly-married couple out of the family. This homeless young couple was driven to the widlerness and had to stay in the cave dwelling.
This play is the legacy of Nanxi Opera from Yuan Dynasty, which was recorded in Yongle Canon (Ming Dynasty) and Monograph on Nanxi Opera (Ming Dynasty). The melody and actions were beautifully created, with a vivid and humorous story and sincere and moving emotion.
Leading cast / Zeng Jingping. Zeng plays the leading heroine in Liyuan Opera. She is a national topmost actress, and the head of Liyuan Opera Experimental Theatre Company of Fujian Province. She has won the Plum Blossom Prize twice-the most important Chinese award for performing arts. Her stage appearance is described as exceedingly fascinating and charming.