Tan Xinpei [T’an Hsin-p’ei ]
- Colin Mackerras
(b Hubei, April 23, 1847; d Beijing, May 10, 1917). Chinese opera actor , a specialist in laosheng (old male) roles. He began training for the stage at the age of ten and was for a time the disciple of Cheng Changgeng and a member of the latter’s Sanqing company. Later he founded his own troupe, the Tongqing, and became a distinguished ...