About

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Yue opera features actresses in male roles as well as femininity in terms of singing, performing, and staging. Despite its rural origin, it has found a second home in Shanghai, China's most affluent city, where it managed to out-compete both Peking opera and the native Shanghai opera


 
Samy Ma is the president of the Arisun Yue Opera Society. Having 5 years of experience, she plays Liang Shanbo in the “Eighteen Miles Down the Mountain” from The Butterfly Lovers, as well as the emperor in “Riding through the Wood” from Meng Lijun. She is a sheng performer.

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 Li Jin is the secretary of the Arisun Yue Opera Society. Having 5 years of experience, she plays Zhu Yingtai in “Eighteen Miles Down the Mountain” from The Butterfly Lovers. She is a sheng and dan performer.

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 Joy Gong is a member of the Arisun Yue Opera Society. Having studied Peking Opera from when she was little, she has been in Peking Opera productions of Sanniang Jiao Zi, Maishui, and Romance of the Western Chamber. This is her first-time performing Yue Opera, playing Hongniang in “Interrogating Hongniang” from the Yue version of Romance of the Western Chamber. She is a dan performer.

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 Grace Zhang is a member of the Arisun Yue Opera Society. Having loved Yue Opera from when she was little, she started learning its performance three years ago. She plays Meng Lijun in “Riding Through the Wood” from Meng Lijun, as well as Liang Yushu in “Lotus Pavilion” from A Wife’s Troubles. She is a sheng and dan performer.

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 Lily Fu is the vice president of the Arisun Yue Opera Society. Having more than 30 years of experience, she belonged to the Hangzhou Yue Opera Troupe and learned from Yue performer Song Punan, Kun performer Li Gonglü, and belongs to the same lineage as famous Yue performer Mao Weitao. She has performed in productions of the Butterfly Lovers rerun, Lu You and Tang Wan, and Prince of the Desert, among others. She plays the role of Liu Mengmei in “Secret Dream” from The Peony Pavilion. She is a sheng performer

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Lenny Yu is a member of the Arisun Yue Opera Society. Having 3 years of experience, she plays Zhang Yuanhe in “A Tramp’s Song” from The Legend of Liwa. She is a sheng performer.

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