Jingju Theater Company of Beijing Celebrates Legacy of Mei Lanfang in Russia

Following the success of its US tour "120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang" in August, the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing toured in Russia.


Mei Baojiu’s speech is warmly received by local students in The Russian University of Theatre Arts

Following the success of its US tour "120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang" in August, the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing, led by master Mei Lanfang’s son Mei Baojiu, toured in Russia from October 8 to 16, 2014. Retracing the artistic footsteps of the master, they contributed to promoting the art of Peking Opera in Russia and furthering cultural dialogue between the two neighboring countries.


In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the scenes are full house

On this tour, the artists presented the famous Mei School play Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command and Legend of the White Snake, a classic performance that combines drama and action, for Russian audiences.Their performances at the Moscow State Opera and Ballet Theatre for Young Audience and the Saint Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre won enthusiastic applause from local audiences.

Promotional work for the tour was well underway in Moscow before the performance: an elaborately decorated promotional bus drove by the main touristic sites in Moscow, such as the Red Square, capturing the attention of curious onlookers. Dressed in their exquisite Peking Opera costumes, the artists appeared on the streets of the city, providing locals with an up-close encounter with the beauty of Peking Opera. Many people were attracted by the stunning ensemble and took the unique opportunity to interact closely with the artists.


Tour buses with meticulous decoration and omnipresent posters


Mr. Mei Baojiu and the artists receive interview from local media

As the "120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang" tour was very popular in both Moscow and Saint Petersburg, seats for performances were sold out and even standing tickets were hard to get; one reporter joked that even " hanging tickets" would sell. Performing on an elaborate stage dressed in lavish costumes, the artists dazzled audiences with their exquisite vocals and elegant movements. Throughout the performances, audience members yelled out "Bravo!" in Chinese, which many of them had just learned. During the curtain calls, audiences broke into loud cheers and applause. One elderly Russian lady, who had watched the Peking Opera play Romance of the Western Chamber in China, attended the performance dressed in a green Chinese traditional jacket. The "120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang" tour not only showcased the glory of Peking Opera to audiences in Russia, it also contributed significantly to the promotion of Peking Opera in Russia and cultural exchanges between China and Russia. The tour was featured in more than 100 mainstream local media outlets, and many local politicians also attended the performances. For more media report, please visit the website: http://www.wupromotion.com/en/news/782

According to Mr. Wu Jiatong, General Manager of Wu Promotion, which is the main organizer of this tour, 2015 is the 80th anniversary of Mei Lanfang’s debut in the Soviet Union in 1935. The Jingju Theater Company of Beijing will be planning performances in Russia to commemorate this occasion, bringing more classic works by the master to Russia. In 1935, Mei Lanfang gave sell-out performances at major venues in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, which received rave reviews.

 

 

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
http://www.dni.ru/culture/2014/9/25/281689.html
39. M24.RU
http://www.m24.ru/articles/57056?attempt=1
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44. ABSOLUTTV.RU
http://absoluttv.ru/novosti/v-rossii/4575-pekinskaya-opera-luchshiy-teatr-kitaya-s-gastrolyami-v-moskve-i-sankt-peterburge.html
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48. YAMOSKVA.COM
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50. LENTA.RU
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51. MUSECUBE.ORG
http://musecube.org/?p=135709
52. NEWORLD.RU
http://neworld.ru/novosti/view/33411
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
http://www.yamoskva.com/node/15049
57. NSN.FM
http://nsn.fm/culture/luchshie-spektakli-pekinskoy-opery-pokazhut-v-rossii.php
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
https://newhub.shafaqna.com/RU/ru/4593861
71. NEWS.SPUTNIK.RU
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72. BIGPICTURE.RU
http://bigpicture.ru/?p=562098
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http://kladzolota.ru/pekinskaya-opera/
75. TELEGRAF.COM.UA
http://telegraf.com.ua/kultura/iskusstvo/1528527-pekinskaya-opera-odno-iz-natsionalnyih-sokrovishh-kitaya-foto.html
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http://russian.people.com.cn/n/2014/1015/c31516-8795090.html
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79. NEWS2WORLD.NET
http://news2world.net/novosti-kultury/pekinskaya-opera-pokazhet-svoi-luchshie-spektakli-v-rossii.html
80. INDIGOSPB.RU
http://indigospb.com/ru/po-sosedstvu/sobytiya/events-spektakl/gastroli-pekinskoj-opery
81. WINA.INFO
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82. TIMEOUT.RU
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http://www.newsmeeting.com/ru/n/11181038.aspx
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http://gov.spb.ru/gov/otrasl/c_culture/news/54613/
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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
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http://xibei.ifeng.com/cul/news/detail_2014_10/16/3020797_0.shtml
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http://news.ifeng.com/a/20141022/42260184_0.shtml
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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
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