Great Spirit of a Master of Beijing Opera: In Commemoration of the 120th Anniversary of Ma Lianliang's Birth

Dec. 22, 2020-May 23, 2021 B1, Room M, Capital Museum


Recruitment of "Best Amateur Performers" of "Ma School" Opera


Peking opera combines many artistic elements, and is comprised of a variety of different schools. Ma Lianliang made historic contributions to the art form's development, shaping many classic opera figures with his crisp and clear voice and natural and unrestrained looks. During his life, Ma endeavored to constantly improve his artistic performances, learning from his peers and drawing from his stage practices and own life experiences to create a unique style. The exhibition "Great Spirit of a Master of Beijing Opera: In Commemoration of the 120th Anniversary of Ma Lianliang's Birth" is now open at the Capital Museum. The event looks set to be a grand meeting for amateur Peking opera performers. Why not pay a visit!


Ma Lianliang's representative operas contain the essence of his art and have become his calling cards. The characters he played have left deep impressions on all those who watched him, while his operas are admired by scholars and laymen alike. Dressed in elaborate theatrical costumes, he strove to perfect each and every performance, bringing much delight to audiences.


Excerpts from Ma Lianliang's color films: "Dragon and Phoenix Bringing Prosperity," "Revolt of the Fishing Folks" and "Gatherings of Heroes".


Here's how you can take part:


The Capital Museum is holding an event to find the "Best Amateur Performers" of "Ma School" Peking opera.

Whether you are an admirer, an amateur performer, or fan of Peking opera, as long as you have the confidence to perform and show off your excellent voice, you can record yourself singing one of Ma Lianliang's operatic parts and send it to us.


Event Details:


I. Collect audio recordings of "Ma School" opera parts.


II. Experts select the "Best Amateur Performers."


III. The "Best Amateur Performers" are invited for a photoshoot at the exhibition hall dressed in full opera costume in commemoration of Ma Lianliang.


Timeline:


Part I. Recruitment is open from the date of the announcement until Feb. 28, the 120th anniversary of Ma Lianliang's birth.


Part II. March 1-April 10— Expert selection and applicant audition.


Part III. April 11 until the end of the exhibition— The "Best Amateur Performers" are invited for a photoshoot at the exhibition hall dressed in full opera costume in commemoration of Ma Lianliang.


Audio Requirements: MP3 format


Both solo and duets will be accepted (selection for duet will be based on "laosheng" roles).


Application Email: haibao_dc@capitalmuseum.org.cn


Interested in giving it a try? Don't hesitate and apply today!


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Registration Date: Dec. 22, 2020-May 23, 2021

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