Performers:Performance of Shanghai Opera House
On a chilly New Year’s Eve, Zhao, a squire and his family are enjoying the snow and some music after dinner. Suddenly a beggar in rags appears at his residence and the lives are changed forever…
“The Wager” is a an original contemporary opera composed by Chinese contemporary composer Wen Deqing. The story is based on the novel “A Gamble on a Snowy Night” by Gao Xiaosheng. The opera is noted for its cutting-edge symbolic concept spiced with an allegorical and philosophical touch, as well
as its atonal music and unusual monotone.
The production has been performed in China, Switzerland, Finland and UK.