Opera Troupe – Afternoon Rehearsal
The Chongqing Sichuan Opera Museum is my base for these six weeks. My apartment is a short walk away. I am able to come and go at my leisure, sitting in on rehearsals, availing of a tasty and affordable lunch and working in my own allocated room. It is a tranquil place to be although the energy of performance is also in the air. The majority of the Opera Troupe return next week after having been performing elsewhere, I imagine it will be busier when they are back.
The gentleman in the centre of the main picture playing the erhu is Mr Liu. He is a composer and leader of this group. Although we can’t communicate without an interpreter it is very evident that he is a passionate musician with a deep love for what he is doing.