苏唱街梨园 is the only street directly related to the troupe in old Yangzhou. The first Kunqiang class "Old Cuban" in Yangzhou, founded by salt merchant Xu Shangzhi recruiting Kunqiang artists from Suzhou, was on this street.
Formation and spread
Hui Han Confluence
From 1883 to 1918, Peking Opera entered its mature stage from its formation stage. The representative figures were Tan Xinpei, Wang Guifen, and Sun Juxian, who was known as the "Three Outstanding Masters" at the time. Among them, Tan Xinpei inherited the artistic strengths of Cheng Changgeng, Yu Sansheng, and Zhang Erkui, and through creative development, pushed the art of Peking Opera to a new level of maturity. Tan used his art practice extensively, borrowed from Kunqu Opera, Bangzi, Drum, Peking Opera Tsing Yi, Hualian, and Lao Dan, and blended in his singing to create a unique singing style of " Tan School ", forming the "Wu "Tong not learn Tan" situation. After the 1920s, Yu Shuyan, Yan Jupeng, Gao Qingkui, Ma Lianliang, etc. all developed into different art genres based on the "Tan School". Wang Guifen, Yizong Cheng Changgeng, sang vigorously and depressedly, tragic and passionate, with a simple and unpretentious tone, and has a commentary of "tiger roar and dragon chant". He has the reputation of "Chang Geng's rebirth" because "the imitation process can be messy". Sun Juxian, selected Wu Xiucai at the age of 18, is good at singing Peking opera and often sings at the box office. After the age of 36, he voted for Cheng Changgeng. He has a loud noise, high and low. The chanting of Bai is not limited to Huguang and Zhongzhou rhymes but uses Jiangyin and Jingzi, which sound kind and natural. The performance is generous and lifelike, close to life. The "Three Masters of the Old and the Young" have their own emphasis and different artistic styles. From a comprehensive balance, Tan Xinpei can't resist the chaos of civil and military, and his artistic attainments and development of Peking Opera far exceed Wang and Sun. During the Guangxu period, Tan Xinpei was known as the "king of the acting world", and his position in the theater world was like Cheng Changgeng.