Chinese Opera

Chinese Opera

The Hungry Ghost month is full of performances of Chinese opera all around Penang. Just about every night of the month there’s a Chinese opera somewhere in the city and most if not all of them are outside. Many of these performers are brought in by the government from places like Taiwan or Hong Kong. I photographed two operas. The first was at the Lim Jetty and the other on the mainland near Butterworth. They were both visually stunning but the performers at Butterworth were much more open to being photographed. They even allowed me backstage during the performance. It was quite fun to photograph this amazing event.
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