穆桂英 The Battle of Mu Guiying
Directed by Ms. Cai Bi Xia
Traditional Arts Centre Singapore
February 2013 | Esplanade Outdoor Stage, Singapore
华艺节 Huayi Festival of the Arts 2013
Mu Guiying (穆桂英) is a legendary heroine from ancient China's Northern Song Dynasty and a prominent figure in the Generals of the Yang Family legends. She is the wife of Yang Zongbao and mother of Yang Wenguang. In this Chinese Huangmei Opera adaptation, the story begins where Mu emerges from the fortress and engages in a battle with Yang Yanzhao, also capturing him. Mu apologizes to her future father-in-law and finally Yang Yanzhao agreed to the marriage and welcomed Mu to his family and troops.