Actress Tan Na and her opera life

14:46, April 22, 2011      

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Photo taken on April 9, 2011 shows Peking opera actress Tan Na puts on headdress before performing in Zheng Yi Ci Theater in Beijing, capital city of China.

With the stage name of Tan Mingxin, Tan Na is the seventh generation descendant of Tan Xinpei, a male role Lao Sheng player and the founder of Tan Style, and has been loving Peking opera since young. In 1992, she was recruited by Beijing Opera School, learning Qingyi and Huashan (two female roles in Peking opera). In 2007, she became the apprentice of Mei Baojiu, one of the most famous Peking opera artist Mei Lanfang's son. Besides, she was also instructed by Mei Lanfang's apprentices, Wang Zhiyi, Li Yufang. After graduated in 1998, Tan Na became an actress of Beijing Opera Theater. Tan was cast in Tian Nv San Hua (Celestial Beauty Scattering Flowers), Beauty Yu, The Drunken Beauty and other operas. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

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