Live Performance

19:30-20:30, Tuesday 3rd August 2021

The Cockpit

 

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 20:45-22:15, Thursday 5th August 2021. A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days.

 

Music: Anna Vienna Ho

Words: Roxanne Korda

 

This show is sold out. If you would like to be the first to know if more tickets become available, follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. You can still access the interactive broadcast here.

 

 

You can find the libretto for Buddha and the Monkey King here.

 

You can find the libretto for The Monk of the River here.

 

Tang Sanzang (Xuanzang) 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.

 

The interactive broadcast will include the prologue to the opera, Buddha and the Monkey King, which appeared at the 2020 Festival, and a Q&A with the cast and creative team.

 

You can find a programme for The Monk of the River here.

 

Age range: All ages, but mostly adults

Content advisory: suicide (represented, but not graphically)

 

In a festival of new work, please note that shows can often overrun.

 

Produced by Anna Vienna Ho

 

This project is supported by the Arts Council England National Lottery fund.

 

Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.

 

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Composer and Music Director: Anna Vienna Ho

Librettist: Roxanne Korda

Director: Michael CT Lam

 

Xuanzang 玄奘(江流): Michael TK Lam

Wenjiao 殷溫嬌: Valerie Wong

Guangrui 陳光蕊: James Gribble

The Dragon King 洪江龍王/Kaishan 殷開山丞相: Franco Kong

Madame Zhang 張氏: Deirdre McCabe

Liu Hong 劉洪: HoWang Yuen

Li Biao 李彪: Patricia Yates

Monk Faming 法明和尚: Edwin Dizer

Madame Hu 丞相夫人(胡氏): Roxanne Korda

Chunmei 丫鬟春梅/Hua 何花/Fish Soldier 魚兵/Monkey King 孫悟空: Lixin Liu

Yaksa 海夜叉/Xue 馮雪/Qiuju秋菊: Kaiying Wang

Hua An 家僮華安/Feng 王風/Crab General 蟹將: Matthew Secombe

Fisherman 漁夫/Yue 趙月/Turtle Minister 龜丞相: Alexander Pratley

Sakyamunī, the Buddha 如來佛: Michael CT Lam

 

Flute/Dizi: Ruth Wang

Clarinet: Kaethe Uken

Violin: Adrian Yuzhe Wang

Violin: Henji Fan

Viola: Yujie Wang

Cello: Molly Welling

Piano: Sim Cheng Chen

Zhong Ruan: Michael CT Lam

Erhu: Ling Peng

Composer and Music Director: Anna Vienna Ho

Librettist: Roxanne Korda

Director: Michael CT Lam

 

Xuanzang 玄奘(江流): Michael TK Lam

Wenjiao 殷溫嬌: Valerie Wong

Guangrui 陳光蕊: James Gribble

The Dragon King 洪江龍王/Kaishan 殷開山丞相: Franco Kong

Madame Zhang 張氏: Deirdre McCabe

Liu Hong 劉洪: HoWang Yuen

Li Biao 李彪: Patricia Yates

Monk Faming 法明和尚: Edwin Dizer

Madame Hu 丞相夫人(胡氏): Roxanne Korda

Chunmei 丫鬟春梅/Hua 何花/Fish Soldier 魚兵/Monkey King 孫悟空: Lixin Liu

Yaksa 海夜叉/Xue 馮雪/Qiuju秋菊: Kaiying Wang

Hua An 家僮華安/Feng 王風/Crab General 蟹將: Matthew Secombe

Fisherman 漁夫/Yue 趙月/Turtle Minister 龜丞相: Alexander Pratley

Sakyamunī, the Buddha 如來佛: Michael CT Lam

 

Flute/Dizi: Ruth Wang

Clarinet: Kaethe Uken

Violin: Adrian Yuzhe Wang

Violin: Henji Fan

Viola: Yujie Wang

Cello: Molly Welling

Piano: Sim Cheng Chen

Zhong Ruan: Michael CT Lam

Erhu: Ling Peng