People mourn the deceased Peking Opera artist Mei Baojiu in Beijing Peking Opera Theater, April 26, 2016. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]
Peking Opera master Mei Baojiu passed away aged 82 on Monday morning in Beijing. As the ninth son of famed opera star Mei Lanfang, and a outstanding inheritor of the Mei School, Mei Baojiu has devoted his life to promoting and innovating on the traditional art of Peking Opera.
Mei Baojiu was Mei Lanfang's only child who performed as a nan dan, and Hu Wenge is the only nan dan apprentice of Mei Baojiu. It is a great pity that there are no more Mei family inheritors of the technique after him.
Let's recall some memories of him by looking at these photos.