Live: Behind the scenes of Peking Opera 'The Phoenix Returns Home'
CGTN, 03 May 2021
The Peking Opera "The Phoenix Returns Home" will be staged in Taizhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, where is the hometown of Mei Lanfang, a notable Peking Opera artist in modern Chinese theater. Join CGTN for the performance and a trip backstage.
The Phoenix Returns Home is a romantic farce. It was first performed by Peking Opera master Mei Lanfang in 1929 and is now one of the most popular Peking Operas. It tells the humorous story of a senior court minister who retires and returns to his hometown with his two daughters. The elder daughter, Xueyan, is a plain and ordinary woman, while the younger one is beautiful and elegant. The opera is a tale of love, manipulation and mistaken identity. #NihaoPekingOpera