Chinese Opera Wayang Musicians – Percussion (SH047)
Miniature Chinese Opera Musicians Figurines
This pair of miniature Chinese Opera Musicians consists of two men playing the Gong (锣), Tanggu (堂鼓 ), Bangu (板鼓), Cymbals (镲) and Bangzi (梆子).
Our complete Chinese Opera set of figurines depict a Cantonese Opera called “The Great Seal of the Six Kingdoms” (六国大封相). This Opera is set during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). It tells the story of how the renowned politician, Su Qin, lobbied the six states to adopt the Vertical Alliance strategy and unite against the State of Qin. This Opera is popular during Chinese holidays such as the Spring Festival. In accordance with the season, the costumes are colourful and elaborate.
The entire set consists of six generals, six horse riders, a pair of percussion musicians, a trio of musicians and a female dancer (sold separately). A full-scale Opera stage, complete with colourful backdrops and backstage performers, is currently in the works. Once ready, it will be the perfect setting to display these characters in.
About Chinese Opera
Chinese Opera, or Chinese ‘wayang’, is a form of theatrical performance. Chinese immigrants first introduced them in Singapore during the late 19th century. In the old days, it was performed for both entertainment and at religious festivals to honour deities. Percussion instruments serve as the play’s primary music, and the performance style involves high-pitched singing and a formal way of speaking.
PRODUCT CODE: SH047
SCALE: 1/26 scale but compatible with most 1/30 scale set ups; approx. 95mm (L) by 65mm (H)
MATERIALS: Hand-painted solid metal alloy and resin parts
PACKAGING: Printed box with protective foam and card insert with character description and limited edition number
INCLUDES: 2 Miniature Musician figurines with their instruments