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Shenzhen Century Opera Arts Institute

Pingju - Remonstrance of Yang Sanjie


<font size=4'>Gu Wenyue</font> <font size=4'>Zhao Bin</font> <font size=4'>Liu Lingzhi</font> <font size=4'>Xu Wen</font>



About Pingju

Pingju is originated in Jingdong and Tangshan of China. Its lyrics and dialogue come close to the spoken language, and is characterized by its all-rounded vocals. Pingju is admired by audience of all walks of life because of its easy and down-to-earth lyrics. Since the 1950s, Pingju has experienced a rapid development that not only traditional plays, but also modern plays be staged in Pingju theatres.


About Programme


Since its first public performance in 1979, Pingju - Remonstrance of Yang Sanjie has been a long-lasting classic with thousands of performance and is still staging on different Pingju theatres nowadays. Yang Sanjie attended the funeral of her sister and suspected her sister was actually killed by her husband, Gao Zhanying. Thus, Yang Sanjie vowed to avenge for her sister. She then sued Gao but the corrupted officials did everything they could to obstruct. Yang Sanjie finally appealed to the higher prosecutor's office, would the warlord director Yang willing to help her? The role of Yang Sanjie is played by the distinguished Pingju artist Gu Wenyue, who has won countless prizes including the highest honour in Chinese drama performance arts – 1st Drama Plum Blossom Prize. She will be leading the national first-class performers, winners of the Plum Blossom Prize, Wenhua Award, and Magnolia Award to present a splendid performance to Hong Kong audience.


*Approximately 3 hours with intermission. Lyrics with Chinese and English subtitles.




2.8.2014(Sat) | 7:30 PM
Grand Theatre,
Sunbeam Theatre

$260, $180, $120, $80




About Arts Group and Artists


Shenzhen Century Opera Arts Institute

Established on July 2012, the Institute is a research institute which specializes in opera arts. The Institute is also responsible for theory study, art heritage, script writing and adaptation, performance and arts education.


Gu Wenyue

Gu is a distinguished and highly admired Pingju artist, who has won countless prizes including the highest honour in Chinese drama performance arts – 1st Drama Plum Blossom Prize.