White singers in make-up playing Chinese characters draw Scottish Opera into ‘yellowface’ controversy

//White singers in make-up playing Chinese characters draw Scottish Opera into ‘yellowface’ controversy

White singers in make-up playing Chinese characters draw Scottish Opera into ‘yellowface’ controversy

The use of yellowface make-up in opera has become the latest flashpoint in Britain’s debate over cultural stereotypes and racial equality in the arts, with critics of the practice calling for broader reforms so that the genre can better reflect diversity in society.On June 11, Scottish Opera pulled its production of Nixon in China from the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Awards, which recognises British achievements in the arts. News of the nomination had prompted complaints about the use of…

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