Iron Horses & Silver Wedding
This opera, written by So Yung of Hong Kong, is based on a story of Wah Won-Lung, a general under the command of the man who established the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Having defeated one of the two rival kings, and successfully persuaded the other to let him marry his daughter Princess Ngun Ping. Wah later leads the army to attack his father-in-law in one of the deadly battles in which his father-in-law was killed by a flying arrow. When his wife pursues him in the battlefield to avenge her father ‘s death, he surrenders himself to his wife for her to take his life. At a critical moment, Wah’s sister shoots an arrow at the Princess to save her brother. This song captures a dramatic moment of conflict when husband and wife confront each other in the battlefield.