Wednesday, September 16, 2009

American Singing Yueju

I was searching the net for information regarding adapting an existing theatrical work into Chinese opera for History of Visual Arts module in school a few moment ago and chanced upon this video of an American singing Yueju:

I think he sounds great, not just his diction sounds authentic, his Yin-style flavour is strong too, much better than a particular "famous" Yin-style actress who always appear in the annual CCTV Chinese opera gala. Come to think of it, if someone of a foreign origin can sing Chinese opera so well, does that make us Chinese, regardless of whether amateur or professional Chinese opera actors, without an excuse not to learn to sing well?