Sunday, 11 February 2007

Year of the Golden Pig

Chinese New Year festivities began today in Sydney. There was a street parade (which I missed) and a festival in Belmore Park.
As I arrived a woman was singing on the stage.

I had no way of knowing whether she was good, as the sounds were only vaguely familiar to me - it sounded a BIT like traditional Beijing opera, perhaps.
Anyway, this couple clearly liked the performance, and I heard the man say "Very Good", so I felt a bit sad to be unable to fully appreciate the performance.

Nevertheless, the non-Chinese members of the audience showed their appreciation by clapping and paying attention.


  1. I was planning to go to this today but in the end I couldn't make it. Good to see your photos of the event.

  2. I missed that too, so glad you were able to report on it. It sounds fantastic !