Deos


Deos

“Deos,” a two-act opera set in a small Chinese village during the 1990s, unfolds around the Hungry Ghost Festival. It tells the poignant coming-of-age story of Ming, an 18-year-old Deaf boy grappling with his identity and burgeoning sexuality. Amidst the backdrop of wandering spirits, Ming’s tale is one of personal struggle against his father’s overbearing expectations. His father, who runs a small funeral home, has preordained Ming’s life to continue the family business. However, Ming’s encounter with a mysterious man in the park sets off a series of eerie and transformative events, challenging the path laid out for him. This opera beautifully weaves themes of familial duty, personal identity, and the supernatural in a culturally rich setting.