My name is Bertrand and I am a busy computer programmer working in Canada.
Years ago, I stopped listening to rock music at work to help me relax and focus more, and started listening to classical music. This eventually led me to discover western opera stars Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Florez and Angela Gheorghiu.
While listening one afternoon to a Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Puccini’s Turandot, the intermission program played “real” Chinese opera and I was hooked!
I have been collecting CDs, DVDs and downloaded videos of Beijing Operas for a few years now. Discovering Beijing Opera star Zhang Huoding has been pretty close to life-changing for me. This music is a passion for people like my friends Zach, Fern and Géza as well as for myself. I would like to share this passion with you.