Contact: Sarah Ray


Posted: October 8, 2002


VT - The Yeh Yu Chinese Opera Association of the greater New York

area will present an evening of traditional Peking opera Friday, Oct.18,

at 7 p.m. in Middlebury College McCullough Student Center on Old Chapel

Road off South Main Street (Route 30). Subtitles will be provided. The

event is free and open to the public.


opera is a lavish spectacle incorporating voice, music, dance, martial

arts, pantomime and acrobatics. Yeh Yu will perform excerpts from three

traditional Peking operas: “The Three-forked Crossroads,” “The

Price of Hesitancy,” and “The Broken Bridge.”


Yeh Yu Chinese Opera Association is a nonprofit artistic organization

founded in 1958 by a handful of Peking opera artists in New York City.

It has since grown to a membership of close to 100 and has a repertoire

of more than 40 authentic traditional Peking operas, a full orchestra,

and an extensive costume wardrobe. In 1997, Yeh Yu received a New York

City Peoples Hall of Fame award for preserving Chinese opera and bringing

it to the people of New York.


more information, contact the Middlebury College office of public affairs

at 802-443-5198.