Chinese Street Opera

Last night I went to watch some Chinese Opera down by the City Pillar. They had built the stage right in the middle of one of the side streets blocking all the traffic. It was an amazing site and extremely loud. I still feel deafened now. There were only a dozen people in the audience. Mainly older Chinese people though some families too.

The whole scene was amazingly colourful. The stage was lit up with florescent tubes and spotlights – so bright that I didn’t even need a flash despite it being late at night. I had no idea what was going on as it was all in Chinese. I could only guess that there was some kind of love triangle and also a dispute that involved some fighting.

Someone told me that the next night will be a different story. I think I will go and take another look, though this time I will take some ear plugs! I will also take my video camera so that you can get a better idea of what it was like. The sound is just as amazing as the scenary and actors.

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