Monkey opera will launch event
Damon Albarn is set to open the Manchester International Festival with his opera ‘Monkey: Journey To The West’.
The festival aims to bring together music, art and theatre and played host to Albarn’s Gorillaz residency at Manchester Opera House last year (November 1-5).
Festival director Alex Poots revealed: “Damon‘s taking the Monkey King story from China and turning it into a circus opera with a 45-piece circus troupe from China and Shaolin Monks and martial arts experts.”
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