272 Beijing Opera Performers - Chao Gai - Number 25
Beijing Opera - "Xunyang Tower"
Chao Gai with an old yellow three-tile face in the list-opera "Xunyang Tower." Song Jiang, while drinking in Xunyang Tower, takes up a brush and writes a rebellious poem on the wall. A spy reports this to the authorities, who arrest Song Jiang and sentence him to death. Liu Tang and other outlaws storm the execution ground and rescue Song Jiang, who is persuaded to join the outlaws on Mount Liangshan. Chao Gai was the chief of the outlaws of Liangshan in the Outlaws of the Marsh. He led the raid on the execution ground that saved Song Jiang's life.Back to Beijing Performer's List - Page 1