Xinsheng is a 20-minute opera. The storyline follows a young boxer, Andrei, who gets badly injured in an illegal underground fight in Berlin. Fan, a woman in her late thirties working as a nutritionist/coach, calls her best friend Anne, a surgeon and her ex-lover, to operate on Andrei in an undercover hangar in the outskirts of Berlin. Because Andrei is about to die, Fan demands that Anne administers Xinsheng to him in order to make the operation and his chances of survival more successful. Xinsheng is a new experimental drug that Fan invented. It has great regenerative properties, but since it's not completely perfected, it also has severe side effects.