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Farewell My Concubine

Princeton’s Richardson Auditorium erupted with shouts of Hǎo! and a standing ovation following the spectacular performance of the famous Chinese opera by the visiting Shanghai Peking Opera Company. It was one of only two U.S. stops for the company that hasn’t traveled stateside in decades. For those in the know, the title roles were played by Shi Yihong, one of the world’s most renowned Peking Opera actors, and Shang Changrong, the son of one of the “Four Great Dans.” Following the performance, which included a stellar cast and talented musicians, the actors graciously answered questions by the very appreciative audience. Until next time!

PHOTO: Ben Weldon