Thursday, December 23, 2010

Yueju Crossover - Again!

Well browsing the web randomly and came across this picture which made my eyes almost dropped out of their sockets.

Yes, it's a Yueju crossover act again. Nothing new already, I supposed, but then again, having Zhao Zhigang as Lin Daiyu and Qian Huili as Zi Juan just seems very weird!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Interesting Du Ma Diao Song

I'm not sure if I've blogged about this before or not, but very long ago, there was this Taiwanese singer by the name of Lin Jun that sang a very interesting song based on the melody of "Du Ma Diao" (one of the major melodies of Taiwanese opera). Recently I happened to chanced upon a MV (self-made one of course) of this song on Youtube, and hence I'm sharing with all the Taiwanese opera fans out there. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Red Mansion Blow Wind Blow

Lately I saw this clip on featuring old-time Yueju partners Qian Huili and Wang Zhiping singing arias from "Dreams of the Red Mansion". However, they did not reprise their respective roles as Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu. For example, Wang Zhiping sang the role of Jia Baoyu and Jia Zheng, while Qian Huili sang the role of Lin Daiyu and Xue Baochai. How do you think they would fare? Watch on to find out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Orchestral Nan Yin

Previously I have blogged about fusion of liyuan opera and western orchestra. Well, now nan yin had done the same thing.

Recently, Xiamen Jin Lian Sheng Gaojia Opera Troupe's Wu Jingjing and Li Li had teamed up with Xiamen's philharmonic orchestra and choir to put up an orchestral version of nan yin drama "Chen San and Wuniang". Well, strictly speaking it is not really nan yin drama, but gaojia opera being staged as a musical concert. So you see the orchestra playing in the background and the main characters playing in the foreground, each having almost equal amount of limelight on stage. Unfortunately I couldn't get hold of the video footage of the actual show, but here's a news clip of this event:

And here're the pictures of the actors in action. The costumes are nice!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thai Drama, Chinese Opera Theme 2

Gee, now I'm spoilt for choices. So it appears there is another remake of "Saneh Nang Ngiew", although I suspect the storyline is not entirely the same, that is done by Channel 7.. a glimpse of it here:

Monday, April 26, 2010

That Drama, Chinese Opera Theme

Okay this is a very old drama serial titled "Saneh Nang Ngiew", roughly translated as "The Charm of the Chinese Opera Actress" (according to my understanding of the Thai characters to the title; I could be wrong!), but it only caught my attention just recently.

I haven't watched the whole thing yet, but I know the main plot revolves around a touring Teochew opera troupe in Thailand. A glimpse of it for you guys: