Wayang Chinese Street Opera Stage (SHB002)
Miniature Wayang Chinese Street Opera Stage
Our miniature Wayang Chinese Street Opera Stage is the third building model to join our Singapore Heritage Series. We meticulously crafted it to replicate the iconic Lao Sai Tao Yuan opera troupe (read more about its rich history below).
This scale model is full of intricate stage details, vibrant colors, and beautiful artwork panels. When paired together with the performers and musicians from our Wayang collection, it captures the essence of this traditional performing artform in miniature. Without a doubt, it is a must-have keepsake and conversation piece for collectors and enthusiasts, and will elevate any display space with its authenticity and charm.
This unique 1:26 scale stage is our tribute to the captivating traditions of an important part of Chinese heritage and culture.
INCLUDES: 1 Wayang Stage & Accessories (all performer & musician figurines sold separately)
PRODUCT CODE: SHB002
SCALE: 1/26 scale but compatible with most 1/30 scale set ups
DIMENSIONS: 31cm (H) x 37cm (L) x 34cm (W)
MATERIALS: Resin, metal and fabric
PACKAGING: White box with protective foam and card insert with description and limited edition number
Complete Your Wayang Chinese Street Opera Collection (Each Sold Separately)
- Opera Stage
- 6 Generals
- 6 Horse Riders
- Lady Dancer
- 3 Musicians Trio
- 2 Musicians Percussion
- 3 Backstage Performers (Group A)
- 3 Backstage Performers (Group B)
- 4 Backstage Performers (Group C)
About the Lao Sai Tao Yuan Teochew Opera Troupe (老赛桃源潮剧团)
Founded in 1864, Lao Sai Tao Yuan Teochew Opera Troupe (老赛桃源潮剧团) is among the oldest and one of the few remaining iconic Chinese opera troupes in Singapore.
This unique art form was brought to Singapore by the Chinese immigrants during the 19th century in which music, song, dance, speech and acrobatics are woven together by stories drawn from historical records, popular legends and folklores.
In the 1920s, when there were over a hundred professional troupes in Singapore, Lao Sai Tao Yuan wielded a strong influence among the Chinese community, boasting hundreds of performers and attracting enormous crowds at its street performances. It was – and still is – not only a feast to the senses but also an accessible form of entertainment for the migrant community Singapore once was.
To this day, Lao Sai Tao Yuan, with its 30 performing artistes and musicians, prides itself in keeping this Singaporean cultural heritage alive by preserving the traditions and practice so unique to this art form, giving both Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans alike a glimpse into the history of a country so rich in tradition and culture.
Wayang, or Chinese Street Opera, is a form of theatrical performance. Chinese immigrants first introduced them in Singapore during the late 19th century. Therefore in the old days, they performed it 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.
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