Feb 28, 2015
- Venue1 Esplanade Drive
- Ticket Price(Exclude booking fee)S$38.00 - S$78.00This event has passed
Adapted from renowned Chinese playwright Cao Yu's classic play The Wilderness, Savage Land - An Opera in Concert takes you on a heartwrenching journey through music and song.
Savage Land was the first Chinese-language Western-style opera that was performed in the West. With music readapted by SCO resident composer Phoon Yew Tien from the original composition by Jin Xiang and libretto by Cao Yu's daughter Wan Fang, this operatic concert experience transports you to a countryside in Northeastern China during the early 20th century. With bold strokes, it paints a realistic picture of the social injustice, inequality and conflicts experienced then.
Under the baton of Music Director Tsung Yeh and directed by Goh Boon Teck, opera singers Zhang Feng (as Chou Hu), Li Jing Jing (as Jin Zi), Zhang Ya Lin (as Jiao Da Xing), Zhu Hui Ling (as Jiao's mother), William Lim (as Chang Wu), and Melvin Tan (as Bai Shazi) take the stage with Singapore Chinese Orchestra and a 60-member National University of Singapore Choir led by Nelson Kwei.