Year of the Rat Opera Playlist
The start of the Year of the Earth Rat is a most auspicious time to foist another playlist of Chinese Opera onto the world. Who wouldn't chew their way through a lead pipe to enjoy a golden cube of this fine, freaky cheese?
We'll start out to the south, with a couple fine tracks of Cantonese Opera featuring Wen Juefei (more about each at Foshan Museum and VisitGZ.com).
Next, we'll head on up to Beijing to hear from Mei Lanfang. Last fall, over a dozen volumes of the Classic Collection of Mei Lanfang came into the Rhapsody catalog. I won't claim to know more than wikipedia and News Guangdong tell me about this legendary gentleman, but that's plenty to get us started.
Gung Hay Fat Choy, kids.
Year of the Rat Opera Playlist [Rhapsody Online Version]
Year of the Rat Opera Playlist [Rhapsody Player Software Version]
Pearl Curtain Upside Down - Wen Juefei
Big Brother Yan Gets Married - Wen Juefei
Fen River Bend - Mei Lanfang
The Drunken Concubine - Mei Lanfeng