The Golden Dragon
An opera from Music Theatre Wales
Saturday 21 OctoberFrom £5.00 to £24.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Part of the Autumn 2017 season
By Péter Eötvös based on the play by Roland Schimmelpfennig
Michael McCarthy director
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
A decayed tooth is found in a bowl of soup. It belongs to a kitchen boy, a long way from home and with no papers. He’s looking for his sister, but she’s been forced into a very different kind of service just next door….
Set in a Chinese restaurant, this East-meets-West opera is a compelling fable of modern life. Funny and shocking in equal measure, this brilliant new opera poignantly captures the horrors of too many lost lives.
‘Exemplary in its clarity and simplicity... I began being baffled and amused, but I ended up haunted and moved.’