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Mei Lanfang Memorial Park

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Location: Taizhou
Address: Yingchun Road East, Taizhou, Jiangsu 225300, China
Fee: 5 Yuan/ticket
Operation: 7:00 Ė 17:30
Route: Bus No. 7, to the park

Phone: 86-523-622 7454 or 622 5650

Mei Lanfang Park (Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall) is located in the eastern suburb of Taizhou City and is a traditional Chinese-style complex. The park was established in memory of Mr. Mei Lanfang, a famed Beijing Opera, or Peking Opera, artist.

Mei was born in 1894 into a family of Beijing Opera performers and made his stage debut in 1940 when he was only 10 years old. In his 50 years of stage career, he maintained strong and consistent performance but never avoided working on new techniques.

Meiís most famous roles in the opera were the female characters that helped him garnering his national and international reputations. He was the first artist who spread the opera to foreign countries, taking part in cultural exchanges with artists of Japan, the United States, and more.

He served as the director of the China Beijing Opera Theater, the director of the Opera Research Institute and the vice-chairman of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles.

If you want to know about Beijing Opera and performing art, this is the best place to go.

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