Buddha and the Monkey King (Live Performance)

A Chinese-Western opera telling the classic tale.

Sat 19 Sep 2020

Buddha and the Monkey King (Live Performance)


Produced by Anna Vienna Ho

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 19:30-20:30, Wednesday 23rd September 2020; Buddha and the Monkey King (Interactive Broadcast).  A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days and tickets for the broadcast are sold seperately.

Music: Anna Vienna Ho
Words: Michael CT Lam & Roxanne Korda

“Buddha and the Monkey King” from Journey to the West (World Premiere)

An adaptation of ‘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. This short opera, which is considered a “prologue” of the whole work, shows one of its most iconic moments as Buddha talks to the mighty Monkey King.

This English-language opera blends Chinese and Western musical traditions. The second part of the work, “The Monk of the River” will be performed in the next Tête à Tête Opera Festival.

The performance will include an introduction to Chinese instruments, especially the Ruan.

Additional content for the broadcast:

The interactive broadcast will include a more in-depth look at the instruments used, and a Q&A with the composer and performers.

All ages (mostly adults)

Saturday 19th September - 7:00pm
: 30 minutes

Tickets:  Full price: £15.00 / Financially Challenged: £5.00

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Full Price: £15, Financially Challenged: £5