New York Times Magazine
"Painting a Princess", James Oestreich, July 4, 1999.
"At 23, however she is now China's reigning
opera princess, and in 'The Peony Pavillion' her talents are in full flower."
The Washington Post
"An Operatic Adventuress", Josh Broder, April 21, 2002
"More Surprising is the children's response
to Qian Yi, playing the ghost...Fluttering footsteps create a remarkable
illusion of floating. Blazing eyes beam out at them with a wicked glee
that's downright unsettling."
The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
"Ghost Lovers, Production revives Chinese opera form", Jennifer Hawes,
May 17, 2002
"Ghost Lovers opera entertains and fascinates", Robert Jones, June 1,
"The actress is Qian Yi, whose beauty really
is unearthly...'Ghost Lovers' sounds and looks haunting."
More Praise for "Ghost Lovers"
"Ghost Lovers...starring Qian Yi as the
lovely and seductive ghost...The elegance and beauty of Qian Yi...make
for a gentle exotic spectacle."
The New York Times, June 5, 2002
Charleston City Paper
"She can literally communicate more with
her index finger than many actors can with their entire bodies."
Shanghai Journal of Culture,
"A Du Liniang Crosses Centuries", Reng Zhi Chu, November 1998
"Qian Yi brings to life Du Liniang
and revitalizes Tang Xianzu's 16th century masterpiece"