Learn Teochew with Teochew Opera
Teochew Opera has a rich tradition and is one of the most famous art forms associated with Teochew language and culture. As a heritage speaker of Teochew, I found it fascinating but also very intimidating, because the language used in Teochew opera is different from everyday vernacular language, and it seemed too difficult to understand for a beginner.
This website focuses on providing resources to help you learn Teochew from Teochew opera, including phonetic transcriptions with Teochew Pêng’im, translations, and explanatory notes.
- Teochew operas transcribed with Pêng’im and translated into English.
- Guide to historical Teochew opera playscripts from the Ming and Qing eras – how to read them, links to digitized versions and full-texts
These pages are part of the Learn Teochew project. Please visit our main website for more resources to help you learn the Teochew language.
Links to external resources
- Scans of playscripts for Teochew opera film productions from the 1950s and 1960s, National University of Singapore Library
Many modern Teochew opera performances can be viewed online. Some YouTube channels with Teochew opera content: