Mei Lan Fang (1894 - 1961)

The best known Beijing Opera master ever. A superlative singer, actor and dancer of Beijing Opera female role Qing Yi and a towering figure in the Chinese theater.

Tan Xin Pei (1847 - 1917)

A male role Lao Sheng player and the founder of TAN Style. He had a sounding reputation. It is said the all Lao Sheng players at his time were following his styles. The imitation of his arias could be heard across the street everywhere.

Ma Lian Liang (1901 - 1966)

A male role Lao Sheng player and the founder of the MA Style. He was a graduate of the famous Beijing Opera training school Xi Lian Cheng.

Yan Ju Peng (1890 - 1942)

A Lao Sheng player and the founder of YAN Style. He had been a famous Beijing Opera amateur before he formally became an opera actor.

Shang Xiao Yun (1899 - 1976)

female role Qing Yi player. Born in Nan-Gong of Hebei Province, He entered the "Triple Happiness Opera School" and was trained first to be a "Wu Sheng" and later "Qing Yi".

Cheng Yan Qiu (1904 - 1958)

A Qing Yi player. Born in 1904 and died in 1958. His playing style was recognized as CHEN Style. His voice became narrow and muffled when he was in his teen.

Xun Hui Sheng (1899 - 1968)

A Qing Yi and Hua Dan player and his performing style was entitled XUN Style. He, along with MEI, SHANG and CHEN, is regarded as one of the Four Great Female Role Players.

Zhang Jun Qiu

A female role Qing Yi performer. His style is recognized as ZHANG Style. His plays include " River-Facing Paguda",


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