183 Beijing Operas - Su Baotong - Number 44
Beijing Opera - "Jiepai Pass"
Su Baotong with a black broken-flower face stars in "Jiepai Pass," based on an episode in Complete Story of the Western Expedition. Tang emperor Taizong orders an expedition against the Western Regions. Qin Huaizhi is in supreme command, and Luo Tong, Duke of Yue, in command of the vanguard. When they arrive at Jiepai Pass, Su Baotong, the garrison commander of the pass, wounds Qin Huaizhi with a dart. Luo Tong fights Su Baotong and wounds him with a blow from his whip, but in the end, his strength exhausted, he is killed by Su.
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