Kunqu Opera Artist Hua Wenyi Dies at 81

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Original title: Kunqu performance artist Hua Wenyi died at the age of 81, once known as the “daughter of Kunqu”

According to multiple media reports, at 7:00 am Beijing time on April 13, famous Kunqu opera artist Hua Wenyi died in Los Angeles, USA at the age of 81.

The Red Star News reporter learned that Hua Wenyi not only enjoyed the reputation of “Little Mei Lanfang” in the 1960s, but was also called “the daughter of Kunqu Opera” by Liu Housheng, the former vice-chairman of the Chinese Dramatists Association.

According to multiple media reports, at 7:00 am Beijing time on April 13, famous Kunqu opera artist Hua Wenyi died in Los Angeles, USA at the age of 81.

The Red Star News reporter learned that Hua Wenyi not only enjoyed the reputation of “Little Mei Lanfang” in the 1960s, but was also called “the daughter of Kunqu Opera” by Liu Housheng, the former vice-chairman of the Chinese Dramatists Association.

Hua Wenyi

Hua Wenyi was born in 1941. She is the first graduate of the Shanghai Opera School. She has been taught by Zhu Chuanming and other “biography” artists and famous teachers such as Yu Zhenfei and Yan Huizhu since she was a child. Hua Wenyi is beautiful in appearance, graceful in figure, elegant in posture, and gorgeous in voice. Her performance is subtle and explosive, and she is emotionally rich without losing her status as a lady. She pursues a natural style and integrates the program into her performance without any trace. The song shocked the four, and the dance was splendid”, creating a beautiful image with a long charm and a timeless and refined look for the Kunqu Opera stage. Hua Wenyi on stage is always dazzlingly beautiful. In “Horse on the Wall”, together with her former “golden partner” Yue Meiti, she reproduced the classic images of art masters Yu Zhenfei and Yan Huizhu.

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Hua Wenyi

Hua Wenyi once served as the head of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe and has won numerous awards at home and abroad. “Cai Wenji” starring her won the performance award from the Ministry of Culture; “The Peony Pavilion” and “Chaitoufeng” won the Grand Prize at the Shanghai Theatre Festival; the TV art film “Qing Wen” won the Best Chinese TV Drama Art Film Award In 1986, she played Chen Miaochang in the Kunqu Opera “The Jade Hairpin” and won the “Plum Blossom Award”, the highest art award of the National Dramatists Association.

Hua Wenyi

Hua Wenyi has another breakthrough in art, that is, integrating Kunqu Opera performances into drama performances. In 1988, the Guangzhou Repertory Theatre adapted Bai Xianyong’s novel “A Dream in the Garden” into a play. Among them, the heroine Mrs. Qian is a singer, a complicated figure who once married a noble lady, but unfortunately lost her husband and lost her power. The plot requires “Mrs. Qian” to sing a few pieces of Kunqu Opera. Bai Xianyong had previously watched Hua Wenyi’s Kunqu Opera and admired it so much that he invited her to join the show. The play that Hua Wenyi auditioned for has become a brilliance in her artistic career.Bai Xianyong watched Hua Wenyi’s performance and commented: “Kunqu Opera actors are acting in a drama. She(Hua Wenyi)One point is easy, and he integrates the taste, figure and gesture of Kunqu Opera into the drama with ease. He is a very intelligent person. “

Hua Wenyi

Later, Hua Wenyi settled in the United States and founded the “Hua Kun Research Institute” in Los Angeles with her husband. In February 2001, Hua Wenyi returned to Shanghai to participate in the filming of TV dramas such as the Kunqu Opera drama “Fan Li and Xi Shi”. Since 2006, Hua Wenyi has joined the new version of the classic Kunqu Opera “The Jade Hairpin” curated and produced by Bai Xianyong, and served as the art director. In addition, Hua Wenyi was also invited to return to her alma mater “Shanghai Opera School” to teach her art to the students of “Kunwu Class 5”.

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Red Star News reporter Ren Hongwei

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