Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Stephin Merritt Scores Chinese Opera

Stephin Merritt, uke player, and creative force behind The Magnetic Fields, has written the music and lyrics for a 21st century reimagination of Chinese opera. Peach Blossom Fan features a chorus of courtesans singing and playing the uke, natch. It's Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and is in performance at the Disney/CalArts Theatre in LA until the 24th of April. Link (Read a review here).

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