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Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Company

Lecture and Demonstration

Wednesday, October 08, 2008
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Schoenberg Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The China Beijing Opera Institute's Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Company was established in honor of opera legend Mei Lanfang, a performer of the nandan role type (female impersonator). He is credited with introducing Beijing opera to the West through his performance tours in Europe and the United States in the 1930s and encounters with artists such as Bertolt Brecht, Charlie Chaplin, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Constantin Stanislavski, and Mary Pickford.

The Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Company boasts an array of "national class" performers and award-winners, including Hu Wenge, Li Hongtu, and Dong Yuanyuan. The troupe has toured Canada, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United Kingdom to critical acclaim.  

The program includes lecture and demonstration.



The event is cosponsored by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA Confucius Institute, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, and the California Institute of Chinese Performing Arts.

Admission is free. Pay parking ($9) is available in Lot 2.

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