Unannounced, Shanghai has a new opera housemain
Opposite my hotel in the French Concession, I see an impressive structure going up at the back of the Shanghai Conservatoire of Music.
It turns out to be a new opera house, opening in September.
Seating 400-500 and intended for training purposes, it has a profesional stage with a full orchestral pit. Any chamber opera ensemble that is looking for a venue in China need look no further.
The amazing thing is that no-one – even in Shanghai – seems to have heard about it.
You see it here first.