Peking Opera Master Mei Baojiu Passes Away

Mei Baojiu, a Peking Opera master, died at the age of 82 on April 25, 2016, in Beijing, China. Mei, the son of famous Peking Opera artist Mei Lanfang, passed away due to sudden respiratory arrest, said an employee of Beijing Peking Opera Theater. He was born in Shanghai in 1934 and is the ninth child of Mei Lanfang. He is also the head of Mei Lanfang Peking Opera troupe in Beijing Peking Opera Theater and has been behind such masterpieces as Farewell to My Concubine, Drunkened Concubine, and Lady General Mu Takes Command.

  • Mei Baojiu performs at opening ceremony of the 5th Beijing Int'l Film Festival

  • Mei Baojiu performs in Changchun

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