Also known as
'Da Tang Ge Fei'
Theme music composer
Jin ShanLi Junhua
First episode date
20 September 2003
Number of episodes
Qiu HengcongLi YonghaoWang ChenQiu Shuqin
Chen JieBai GangDu Li
Ma SuJia NailiangTang GuoqiangSun HaiyingLü LipingWang LuyaoNie YuanMiao YiyiWang Xiaoying
Historical drama, Historical period drama
Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan, Tang Ming Huang (TV series), Women of the Tang Dynasty
High Flying Songs of Tang Dynasty, also known as Da Tang Ge Fei, and originally known in Chinese as 大唐歌妃, is a Chinese television series based on the romance between the Tang dynasty singer-dancer Xu Hezi (许合子) and her lover Yin Menghe (尹梦荷), as well as a fictitious account of their involvement in the events in the reign of Emperor Xuanzong. Starring Ma Su and Jia Nailiang as the couple, the series was first aired on CCTV-8 in mainland China on 20 September 2003.
Xu Hezi, a talented singer-dancer from Yongxin, Jiangxi, is in love with her childhood friend, the scholar Yin Menghe. However, she is forcefully taken away by the local authorities and sent to the palace in Chang'an. Not long after joining the imperial harem, she becomes embroiled in a power struggle between Consort Mei and Imperial Consort Yang. She wishes to leave the palace for good, but fate leads her to Emperor Xuanzong, who is so enchanted by her singing that he grants her the title of "Singing Consort".
In the meantime, Yin Menghe and his younger brother, Yin Mengyun, have followed Xu Hezi to Chang'an but they cannot enter the palace. To reunite with his beloved, Yin Menghe has no choice but to cooperate with the crafty chancellor Yang Guozhong. Xu Hezi and Yin Menghe encounter several tests of their love but they always remain faithful to each other. They managed to touch the hearts of many, including the poet Li Bai, A'feng and Princess Mudan.
The crown prince, Li Heng, appears to be meek and humble but is actually a highly ambitious individual. He makes use of Xu Hezi to threaten Yin Menghe and force him to work with the general An Lushan. When An Lushan starts a rebellion against the Tang dynasty, Emperor Xuanzong flees from Chang'an and Li Heng seizes the opportunity to take his father's throne. After becoming the emperor, Li Heng intends to kill Yin Menghe in order to silence the latter but Yin Mengyun sacrifices himself to save his brother and ensure that his brother can be together with Xu Hezi.