Aug 18, 2008

Opera Singer Beijing

You’ll find performers gathered along the Long Corridor in Tiantan or Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing on just about any day.

This man was singing Chinese opera. He sang for at least an hour. Surrounding him was an enthusiastic crowd of old timers. They looked like regulars who come to watch the entertainment and socialize with one another. Further down a folk musician played traditional instruments.

The main attraction of the park may be the temple complex for which the park is named but you’d be missing out if you didn’t take time to explore the park as well.

5 comments:

bellamocha said...

I appreciate reading something about China that doesn't mention the Olympics right now! Although I have to admit that I really enjoyed myself in Chinatown in NYC today, so this post seems very appropriate.

No matter where it is you've posted about, I always enjoy reading here!
Bella

Wendy said...

Hi Bella,
Wasn't it a beautiful weekend in NY?
Love Chinatown. You have me thinking of Dim Sum. Thank you for your kind comments.

HOBO said...

I love to listen Opera.
The chorus too good.

Pat said...

I've only heard Chinese Opera once --in Tan Dun's new production for the Met "The First Emperor" --there was some included in the opening and it was unusual but interesting. I wish he included more in the opera but sadly he reverted to English arias.

Wendy said...

Hi Hobo-Nice to hear you are an opera fan.
Hi Pat-Sounds like an interesting production.