Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Chinese Opera

On an improbably warm Sunday afternoon at the start of December, the Chinese Department led the whole school on an excursion to nearby Huanglong Park, where there are regular matinee performances of excerpts from the local Kunqu style of Chinese opera. The genre is enormously popular with senior citizens, but doesn't seem to appeal to a younger audience any more. Nevertheless, our students seemed to find it an interesting experience.

This is just a very brief glimpse of one performance. There may be more to follow in a little while.

Filmed by Mr Murphy