Learn About Chinese Opera!

27 October 2015

Kunqu_opera_300wDear All,

大家好!

We are the Chinese Opera Association Scotland, a platform for Chinese opera learning and performance in Edinburgh. We are now starting a weekly Kunqu singing study group, every Thursday from November the 5th.

我们是苏格兰昆曲社,从11月5号起我们将开始一周一次的昆曲清唱小组。

Kunqu is one of the oldest and most exquisite forms of Chinese opera, part of China's thousand year long 'poetic verse' tradition.

昆曲是中国最古老、最优雅的唱腔之一。中国自古'有诗必有乐',而文人清唱昆曲这个传统也正是中国'诗乐'传统中重要的一支。

No previous experience is necessary. Male/female, Chinese/non-Chinese all welcome, no commitment required. There will be romanisation on the notation we provide, so you don't have to be able to read Chinese characters to participate.

欢迎各位来参加,我们提供的谱子上会标有拼音,不要求学过昆曲,也不要求认识汉字。

The sessions will be led by Yanmei Wu, a professional performer and researcher of various Chinese musical traditions, who is relatively new to Kunqu but has studied under various singing masters over the last three years.

本学期的清唱小组由吴砚梅带领。她从小学习音乐,对中国传统音乐有很深的了解,也是研究昆曲的学者。过去的三年里,她一直在跟不同的专家学唱昆曲。

The sessions will focus on the learning and appreciation of two famous arias of the female lead in the Peony Pavilion using a wide variety of materials, including video and audio recordings.

我们会从学习《牡丹亭·游园》里的[皂罗袍]和[好姐姐]这两个曲牌开始来逐步了解昆曲的腔格和音韵,并尝试通过演唱表达曲情。

日期/Dates: Thursdays November 5th to December 3rd 2015

时间/Time: 6-8pm

地点/Location: G.01, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JY.

Admission: Free (Reply to scotlandxiqu@gmail.com to register)

活动免费,有意报名者请发邮件到scotlandxiqu@gmail.com。

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Yanmei at scotlandxiqu@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at the singing sessions.

如有问题,请发邮件给砚梅scotlandxiqu@gmail.com。我们期待您的参与!

Chinese Opera Association, Scotland

苏格兰昆曲社