The Metuchen Library is pleased to welcome Metuchen Author Nancy Yunhwa Rao, as she presents on the history of Chinese Opera in America. In addition to discussing how Chinatown opera, performed at first for new Chinese immigrants, developed into an important part of America’s musical culture, she will be showing slides of historical characters, singers, opera stages and costumes.
Author of "Chinatown Opera Theater in North America", Nancy Yunhwa Rao is Associate Director of Academic Studies, Area Coordinator of the Composing Program, Area Coordinator of the Music Theory Program, and is a professor of Music at Rutgers University.
The presentation is open to all. No reservations are required. For additional information, please call (732) 632-8526. The Metuchen Library is located at 480 Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen.
Location: Metuchen Public Library – 480 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Audience: All Ages