(originally published on Feb 20, 2012 @ 22:13, updated with new item)
Today on Weibo everyone was showing off his used-up ticket collection (just to annoy me), and I caught sight of this photo:
The poster and the pink ticket to the right reveals that in the PRC 60th anniversary celebration series, besides the NACTA edition Long Feng Cheng Xiang (see below), Zhang Huoding starred in The Unicorn Purse too. So:
建国60周年献礼演出 张火丁京剧专场《锁麟囊》Zhang Huoding Special Suo Lin Nang (The Unicorn Purse)
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC, Chang’an Grand Theater, 2009-10-18.
[Thing #4 Bertrand has to find.]
By the way, I knew I’ve already seen this poster somewhere. Here.
Massive Multistar Unicorn Purse from 2003.
Main cast: Li Haiyan, Li Peihong, Zhang Huoding, Liu Guijuan, Chi Xiaoqiu
[DOWNLOAD] 506MB (p2p link)
I recommend to everyone to rush to operabeijing.com and download the latest findings of Bertrand, in case you haven’t done so already . If you’re a fan of Cheng school, it’s not just recommended but obligatory. :P
Two new Zhang Huoding files were discovered:
1. The Broken Bridge (Duan Qiao) scene of Tale of the White Snake, from the 10th anniversary report-back highlights performance of postgraduate students, featuring a delicate Zhang Huoding and a cute Song Xiaochuan (2007-12-15, Chang’an Grand Theater)
2. A much bigger and better version of the audience recording of The Great Enthronement (Da Deng Dian) from the 2006 Red-maned Fiery Horse (Hongzong Liema), featuring Zhang Huoding, Li Chongshan, Zhao Baoxiu and Chang Qiuyue. (2006-11-25, Chang’an Grand Theater)
Just a moment ago, I found this same recording in mkv format at CTdisk.com (374.5 MB), and took the liberty to upload it to operabeijing.com as an alternative copy.
In the above mentioned Hongzong Liema Zhang Huoding had one more act, The Wujia Slope (Wujiapo) with Du Zhenjie. Bertrand is a collector so I bet it bugs the hell out of him too that the single copy of this that we found so far is the less fabulous video at tudou.com. If there was a better Da Deng Dian, must be a better Wujiapo as well. [Thing #1 Bertrand has to find.]
I have a namipan link that sits massively at 0% for a long time, I’m not even sure namipan still works, try your luck with NamiRobot if you wish so.
(update 2 hours later) Bertrand accomplished the first task in record time! Actually he already was uploading the file when I compiled this “task list”. So everyone go and download the new, fabulous video!
Another production that didn’t let me sleep is Zhang Huoding’s Long Feng Cheng Xiang, The Auspicious Dragon and Phoenix, or Harmony Through a Royal Marriage if you prefer the more descriptive title.
I knew it exists but I’ve seen only photos so far. Yesterday I found a copy of the above mentioned opera, in which Zhang Huoding plays the role of Sun Shangxiang in one act. However, hours later I found a few short audience videos of another Long Feng Cheng Xiang, with Zhang Huoding in two acts, including the ending “chariot driving” scene.
It took some time to figure out which is which, but finally the blog articles of “Cheng school Fanatic” and amateur singer “Xuezi” shed light on the topic.
So here are the details and the low quality video files of these two performances:
1. 中国戏曲学院新版《龙凤呈祥》NACTA new edition Long Feng Cheng Xiang, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.
Performed by professors and junior teachers of The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Chang’an Grand Theater, 2009-10-16.
Main cast: Chen Lincang, Zhou Long, Du Peng, Zhang Huoding, Zhang Yao, Shu Tong, Zhang Jing, Li Liping, Jia Jinsong, Jiao Jingge, Yi Lin (陈霖苍、周龙、杜鹏、张火丁、张尧、舒桐、张晶、李丽萍、贾劲松、焦敬阁、衣麟)
High quality video: [Thing #2 Bertrand has to find.]
Crappy video, sound is fine (aired on BTV): [DOWNLOAD] 360MB
2. 京剧《龙凤呈祥》Long Feng Cheng Xiang
Qiao Xuan, Lu Su: Zhang Jianguo (张建国)
Liu Bei: Du Zhenjie (杜镇杰)
Empress Dowager Wu: Li Mingyan (李鸣岩)
Sun Shangxiang: Zhang Huoding 张火丁, Wen Ruhua (温如华)
Zhao Yun: Huang Qifeng (黄齐峰), Wang Ping (王平)
Zhou Yu: Ye Shaolan (叶少兰)
Sun Quan, Zhang Fei: Wu Yuzhang (吴钰璋)
High quality video: [Thing #3 Bertrand has to find.] Face-lifted version @operabejing.com!
Medium quality video: [DOWNLOAD] 315MB
And now you get a solemn looking Wang Ping because I’m a jerk :P.
OK, I’m not THAT much of a jerk. Here is Zhang Huoding as well: