Beijing Opera accompanied on piano
This is one of the most popular Beijing arias from The
Red Lantern, sung by one of the best Beijing Opera singers
Qian Haoliang (钱浩梁) and accompanied on piano by one of China's
best pianists Yin Chenzong (殷承宗).
Anti-foreign colonial rule hero Li Yuhe was arrested, tortured
and sentenced to death by the representative
of the foreign power, namely fascist Japan. Interestingly,
the head of the persecution team in the opera drama has a facial
feature similar to President
Xi Jinping, while Qian played hero looks more like Bo
Bo Xilai's wife Gu Kailai is an accomplished piano player and
once at a party played a song with Bo Xilai on a same piano when
they both studied in the Beijing University.