19:20-20:20, Saturday 12th September 2020
Music: Anna Vienna Ho
Words: Michael CT Lam & Roxanne Korda
Tang Sanzang seeks justice and revenge before his journey to the west.
A new opera adapted from ‘Journey to the West’ by Wu Cheng’en, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Rooted in Chinese folk religion, mythology, and Confucianist, Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, this opera opens a new window on the novel, telling the whole story.
Scored for an ensemble of Chinese and Western musical instruments, this opera blends both musical traditions. Sung in English.
All ages (mostly adults)
Content warning: Suicide
Produced by Anna Vienna Ho
Venue: hopefully* The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.
*Read more here.
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Composer/Music Director: Anna Vienna Ho
Librettist: Michael CT Lam/Roxanne Korda
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Yin Wenqiao: Valerie Wong
Chen Guangrui: James Gribble
The Dragon King/Yin Kaishan: Franco Kong
Madame Zhang: Deirdre McCabe
Liu Hong: Aaron Kendall
Fisherman/Zhao Yue: Wan Tat Cheah
Li Biao: Bertie Yates
Monk Faming: Edwin Dizer