Damon Albarn’s Monkey opera coming to Charleston’s Spoleto Festival

Posted April 30th, 2008 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

After weeks of sold out shows in Europe, Damon Albarn’s opera, Monkey: Journey to the West, makes its way stateside for a brief run at Charleston’s Spoleto Festival May 22 – June 8. Tickets range from $25 to $65 and the opera will be held at the Sottile Theater at the College of Charleston.

Here’s a preview of the opera, for which Blur/Gorillaz frontman Albarn wrote the score, artist Jamie Hewlett designed the visuals, and Chen Shi Zheng directed:

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