BEIJING, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will stage a series of performances in May to mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of late Peking Opera virtuoso Yang Baosen.
The performances, to be staged from May 16 to 19, will feature masterpieces of Yang starring famous Peking Opera performers, including students of Yang's school, from eight major opera troupes in China.
Born in October 1909, Yang once learned performance from Tan Xinpei and Yu Shuyan and later developed his own approach of performance -- the Yang School -- with his unique artistic style in presenting middle-aged and old male characters.
He was hailed as one of the four greatest performers of such characters of his time, on a par with Ma Lianliang, Tan Fuying and Xi Xiaobo, and the Yang School became one of the most influential styles in performing these characters.
Yang died at the age of 49 in 1958.