Coup de Théâtre

December 2009

Around Zhang Huan’s first opera

The Chinese artist Zhang Huan had never seen an opera before one of his latest projects. So with an ancient temple, a three-legged Buddha, Mongolian musicians, sumo wrestlers and a hummed version of the communist Internationale part of his staging and direction of Handel’s Semele for Brussels’ Theatre de la Monnaie, did he reach the high notes?
photo: Taewon Jang
This article appeared in DAM23. Order your personal copy.