Composer/Orchestration/Conductor: Zhu Shaoyu
Chief Director: Zhang Yimou
Executive Director: Chen Lincang
Stage Designer: Gao Guangjian
Lighting Designer: Xing Xin
Costume Designer: Lan Ling
Multimedia Designers: Feng Jiangzhou, Zhang Lin
Emperor Zhengzhuang by Shang Changrong/Meng Guanglu/An Ping
Ying Kaoshu by Chen Shaoyun/Yang Naipeng
Wu Jiang by Li Mingyan/Yuan Huiqin
Queen Zhuang by Shi Yihong/Zhang Huifang
Gongzi Lyu by Zhu Shihui/Xu Mengke
Ying Kaoshu's mother by Kang Jing/Zhai Mo
NCPA's production of Peking Opera You and Me originates from the Chapter 'Lord Zheng conquering Duan in Yan' of Zuo's Commentary, and aims to express ancient Chinese filial affection of 'blood is thicker than water' and great wisdom by telling the story of wise Lord Zheng putting aside the differences and coming together with his mother in the period of Spring and Autumn.
The creative team brings together the most powerful lineup in the literary and art circles in China; World-renowned film director Zhang Yimou brings his crossover direction and famous composer Zhu Shaoyu creates unique music. Furthermore, the leaders in stage technology categories will join the performance. Three generations of legendary masters in the Peking Opera circle are also brought together.
In terms of idea concept, the opera adheres to the creation principle 'pay tribute to Peking Opera tradition'; by integrating the switch of traditional Peking Opera props 'one table two chairs' with high-tech means. The opera introduces formularization and free hand in traditional Chinese aesthetics into the creation, extracts “virtual” rich imagination essence in traditional Chinese opera, and maximizes the art charm of China Peking Opera. The entire opera features magnificent singing, stirring story, wonderful characters, and creative and simple choreography, showing an art style integrating 'tradition and modern' and long lasting appeal.