News: “Blast from the Past”: Traditional Street Opera gets Modern Twist

Over 250 people filled the Telok Ayer Green Community Centre last weekend to catch Opera by Moonlight, a presentation of traditional Chinese street opera that was once a fixture of Singapore’s cultural scene. The free event was co-organized by Nick Shen, and the Singapore Kindness Movement, and also featured guest choral and musical performances. A total of eight performances were slated for the evening and performed in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Teochew, and Hokkien. Each performance was based around a specific cultural theme and designed to encourage reflection on the importance of graciousness and kindness in our society. Classics such as The Peony Pavilion «牡丹亭之游园惊梦» and Liu Ming Yue rescues the Orphan «柳明月救孤儿» were brought to life on stage and the audience…

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