272 Beijing Opera Performers - Cui Zijian - Number 35
Beijing Opera - "The Gold Belt"
Cui Zijian with a flowered purple-cross face is a character in "The Purple and Golden Belt," an list-opera of unknown origin that tells about the marriages of the sons and daughters of three families---the Cuis, Yangs, and Shes. In one of the acts, Yang Gun, a senior member of the Yang family, meets Zhao Kuangyin on the battlefield. He raises his battle-axe to strike Zhao, but at that instant Zhao turns into a dragon. Realizing that his adversary is the emperor, Yang surrenders. Zhao confers on him the rank of First Prince and presents him with the gold belt he is wearing.Back to Beijing Performer's List - Page 1