The Arts Qian Yi, Chinese Opera Singer
Qian Yi, Chinese opera singer, on the differences between Chinese and Western opera Details
Program: The Arts
Episode: Qian Yi, Chinese Opera Singer
Qian Yi is one of China's finest performers of classical Chinese opera, or Kunqu. The Kunju singing style practiced in Kunqu sounds very different from Western opera, and its physical movements are highly refined. The Bonesetter's Daughter was Qian Yi's first Western opera. Here she describes the challenges she faced rehearsing with conductor Steven Sloane and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.
Premiere Date: 04/27/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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