The China Post
Date: June 18, 2016
By: Hsuan Chung-wen, Special to The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A Chinese opera group will present the most famous love tragedy in Chinese
history, here in Taiwan. “Longevity Palace” (長生殿) is a well-known historical tale from the Tang Dynasty. It tells the unforgettable love story between Lee Lung-ge (李隆基 A.D. 685-A.D. 762), known as Emperor Huan (唐玄宗) and his magnificent concubine Yang Yu-huan (楊玉環 A.D. 719-A.D. 756), which ended in tragedy, as she was forced by her beloved husband, the emperor, to hang herself at the age of 35.
This unique combination of Kun and Beijing Opera will be performed on June 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m., and on June 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the City Theater, No. 25, Bade Road, Section 3, Taipei. Information about the performance is available at www.koo.org.tw.
This new-style opera is the creation of professor Li Bao-chun (李寶春) of the Chinese Opera Department, Chinese Culture University. Li is an outstanding Beijing opera actor, specializing in both male and martial art roles. He has won many awards for his performances, including one for best Asian actor from the U.S. Lincoln Center. [FULL STORY]