Starts with heightened-speech
●Tune used is a “pitch skeleton” (erhuang manban)--recognizable, but not performed exactly the same way every time. See transcription
●Lead instrument is the jinghu (higher pitched erhu)
●Singer is a heroine (qingyi), subcategory of dan (women in general).
"Sanniang Jiao Zi” (“Third Wife Teaches her Son”)