CHEN Xinyi has been the director of several NCPA's operas including Turandot, La bohème, A Village Teacher and The Chinese Orphan.
She is a famous dramatist, Chinese first-level director and recipient of special allowance by State Council of China. CHEN Xinyi is a director who has been actively engaged in the creation of theatrical drama for 62 years. She has created nearly 100 plays. In addition to stage play, opera and Peking Opera, she is involved in musical, children's play and local drama as well. The works directed by CHEN have won CAO Yu Drama Literature Award, and Splendor Award even for 14 times (of which four works were given grand prizes), Shanghai White Magnolia Award. Her Dream of Red Mansion and Women of Huizhou (CAO Yu Drama Literature Award) were highly acclaimed. Prosperity of Zhenguan and Mei Lanfang have been selected in the Ten Excellent Stage Works Project.
ZHANG Kunpeng, who is working at the NCPA, was admitted to the Central Academy of Drama as the first, majoring in the Art Design of Drama, Film and Television. He won the full college scholarship, Matsubaraoka Stage Arts scholarship of Japan, Outstanding Graduate in Beijing, the Best Set Design Award in the fourth Peking University Students Drama Festival and the Gold Award of Set Design in the China National Drama and Cultural Festival.
His works include Peking Operas You and Me, opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Un ballo in maschera, Visitors On the Snow Mountain, drama The Lei Family, Wangfujing and Returning Home on a Snowy Night and so on.
He has been a costume/make-up designer for NCPA opera commissions The Chinese Orphan (2011) and The Ballad of Canal (2012).
In collaboration with the Academy Award winner Eiko Ishioka, LI Ruiding is one of the Chief Costume Designers for the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games 2008. He served as Chief Costume Designer for the Opening Ceremony of Expo 2010 Shanghai China.
After graduating from Stage Art Department of Shanghai Theatre Academy, majoring Character Modeling, he taught at this university for three years. Then he studied Fashion Design in Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan. He used to be a fashion designer of PARCO Japan. He is currently Design Director of LS Holdings Co., Ltd., and Chief Designer and Artistic Director of Shanghai RA Design Co., Ltd. Playing an active role in the Chinese and Japanese stage art world in the past two decades, he has been a costume designer and supervisor for over 200 stage plays in China and Japan. He has also won Chinese national-level awards for many times.
Graduating from the Communication University of China, SUN works at NCPA. As a lighting designer, he has been involved in NCPA productions of operas Turandot, La bohème, The Chinese Orphan, Carmen, Tosca, Der fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Un Ballo in Maschera, Otello, Nabucco, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, and Norma, dance drama Marco Polo, dramas A Doll's House and Returning Home on a Snowy Night and so on.
Her main works include Chasing, Doctor Godot and six People Finding for the 18th Camel, Forgetting the Road-Near or Far, The Secret, Good Days, 7, 8, Long Night, Hamlet, The Green Snake, Trinity, The Second Parting, Barbamama, DU Fu the Poet and Patriot, Red Rose, White Rose, Four Generations under One Roof, A Doll's House, Lord GUAN Yu, A Couple, Shanghai Beauty, Dream in the Deserted Garden: Made in China, Under the Skin-So Near, and Yet So Far.
Working at the NCPA, SHANG Junrui has participated in the producing process of a series of operas such as Turandot, Carmen, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Un Ballo in Maschera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Samson et Dalila, Norma, Le Nozze di Figaro, Aida, Eugene Onegin, Andrea Chénier, Xi Shi, Visitors on the Snow Mountain, The Ballad of Canal, dramas A Doll's House, Returning Home on a Snowy Night, Peking Opera Red Cliff, music drama The Beautiful Blue Danube - The Story of Johann Strauss' 1872 U.S. Tour, etc.
Graduating from the Department of Stage Art of Central Academy of Drama, JIN Jifeng is now working at NCPA. He has been responsible for the props work of more than 40 operas, dramas, and dance dramas for NCPA. He has been the props designer of such works as Marco Polo, The Ballad of Canal, and The Fisherman and the Goldfish. He has also been the props coordinator of such operas as Der Rosenkavalier, Il Trovatore, Samson et Dalila, Carmen, Tosca, Turandot, FANG Zhimin, The Red Guard on Honghu Lake, Barbiere di Siviglia, The Dawns Here Are Quiet, Lohengrin and such dramas as Massage, Wangfujing, A Doll's House, and dance drama The Road to Revival and Marco Polo.
He is an actor of Beijing People's Art Theatre and has performed in NCPA drama Returning Home on a Snowy Night.
In 1985, he was enrolled into Beijing People's Art Theatre. In 1989, he was invited to the Drama Department of West Berlin Art Institute of Federal Republic of Germany for drama study (Grotowski school). He returned to China in 1991 and served as an actor in Beijing People's Art Theatre. On 2004, he won the best supporting actor for his role Arong in A Beautiful Shanghai at the 24th Golden Rooster Awards. In 2005, he won the Plum Award of the 22nd Chinese Drama Awards (play Family Photo), acting prize of 12th Wenhua Award, Favorite Actor Prize at the 8th China Art Festival. In 2010, he attained the Golden Lion Award for Drama (drama Bosom Friend).