I posted two with the elders, now I post one with new talents.
I’ve seen this highlights show recently at kuke.com (when it was still free), I think I even mentioned to Bertrand that Fu Xiru’s Shang Tian Tai was “very not bad”. There’s much more to this boy than a cute face. I mean Fu Xiru. :P Maybe he isn’t the meekest young man in the world, but he has talent, taste and works really hard.
Fu Xiru is pretty lucky in regards of teachers, amongst many others he learnt wusheng from Li Yusheng (李玉声), laosheng from Wang Ping (王平) and Li Haotian (李浩天), I bet guidance from these persons came handy in this particular play.
The opera Hit with the Golden Brick has been discussed sufficiently before. (I still think the English title smells but I can’t come up with another one.) The artistic director of this current production was exactly the above mentioned Li Haotian, older brother of Li Baochun. (At the start of this year, Li Haotian, Fu Xiru, Yang Donghu and Zhao Qun starred in a Wildboar Forest, this 40 minutes long audience video has the most interesting parts: @tudou.com. I like both Li brothers, but daddy is simply better… Y.Y)
OK back to the brick. The long photo strip below is the courtesy of 狠老虎不喂 (again), just like these a-ma-zing ones: [Download stage photos].
Liu Xiu: Fu Xiru (傅希如)
Yao Qi: Wang Yue (王越)
Yao Gang: Chen Yu (陈宇)
Concubine Guo: Miao Hairong (缪海容)
Ma Wu: Ren Guangping (任广平)
Deng Yu: Lu Su (鲁肃)
Cen Peng: Wu Xiangjun (吴响军)
Percussion: Liu Lei (刘磊)
Jinghu: Zhou Xiaoming (周晓铭)
京剧《上天台·打金砖》Shang Tian Tai – Da Jinzhuan
Shanghai Tianchan Yifu Theater, 2012-03-16
ed2k: [COPY] (updated on 11 May, I pasted the wrong link previously, sorry.)
Those small steps around 1:19:00 were really not bad.
Just a last thought: great career awaits the round-eyed Lu Su.