Classic Peking Opera, film to show in New York

Updated 2017-09-05 16:30:41 Xinhua

Classic Peking opera "Farewell My Concubine" and a 3D Peking opera film of the same name will be staged in New York later this month in a major cultural promotion by the Shanghai Peking Opera Theater.

The opera was the masterpiece performed by late Chinese theater mogul Mei Lanfang, founder of the "Mei School" of Peking Opera.

Famous Peking Opera actor Shang Changrong and actress Shi Yihong will perform the opera, which will have 12 shows in the Metropolitan Museum of Art from the middle of September.

The pair are also the main performers in the 3D movie, which will be screened on Crosby Street.

Shan Yuejin, head of Shanghai Peking Opera Theater, said the stage play and the film being shown simultaneously at New York landmarks was expected to boost the cultural influence of Peking Opera.

The film made its international debut in Hollywood at the Dolby Theater in 2014 and won an award for "Live Broadcast Music Entertainment" by the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society in January 2015.

Teng Junjie, the director, said the film was a hit in all its overseas screenings.

During the shows and screening, the leading actor, actress and stage play director Hu Xuehua will attend exchange activities at Princeton University.

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