Monkey – A Circus Opera

For centuries, the epic tale of the Monkey King’s journey of enlightenment has been an omnipresent part of Chinese culture, delighting young and old with its heady mix of adventure, mystery and magic. Now, East meets West in ‘Monkey: Journey to the West’, a new production that reinvents the legend with a thrilling combination of music and action.

Manchester International Festival, 28th June – 15th July 2007. The world’s first international festival of original, new work. Good for Manchester.

Ah, remembrance of the Halle Orchestra one sweltering July evening at the Bridgewater Hall.

Yes. Well done Manchester O city of so very many memories.

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2 thoughts on “Monkey – A Circus Opera”

  1. I was a student in Manchester for many years, and was fortunate to hear the Halle (then at the Free Trade Hall) conducted by Sir John Barbirolli. A great man by any reckoning. In old age though, I confess to a soft spot for Liverpool!!

  2. Ah, that’s right. It was the Free Trade Hall notthe Bridgewater Hall. I’ve mixed memories of Liverpool…

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