Chinese Opera Festival Hong Kong 2017

chinese opera festival hong kong

Chinese Opera Festival Hong Kong 2017 is set to present exciting programs to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The festival has been organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department every summer since 2010. It has been supported by all parties for years. Audiences can experience a wide range of opera genres, including famous Cantonese opera performances, which is on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Other than Cantonese opera singers like Law Kar-ying and Yuen Siu-fai from the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong, a star-studded cast from leading opera troupes in China will be brought to the city. Award-winning Chinese opera performers will delight audiences with Beijing/Peking opera, Cantonese opera, Kunqu opera, Shaoxing/Yue opera, Wu opera, Sichuan opera, and Shaanxi opera.

Chinese Opera Festival Hong Kong 2017

The opening programme, Peking Opera Gala, will be performed by the Peking Opera Theatre of Beijing and the First Troupe of the China National Peking Opera Company. Number One Troupe of the Shanghai Shaoxing Opera Group will present one of the classics of Chinese art, The Dream of the Red Chamber, adapted from one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature.

Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu works together with famous writer, Pai Hsien-yung, to create the new edition of a tragic play, The White Silk Gown. Zhejiang Wu Opera Research Centre is coming to Hong Kong for the second time to stage Mu Guiying and other excerpts.

Chongqing Chuan Theatre will be led by three-time Plum Blossom Award for Chinese Theatre winner, Shen Tiemei, to perform Sichuan operas. Shaanxi Traditional Opera Research Institute will showcase different regional genres in the province. Moreover, there are extension activities such as lectures, artists’ talks, exhibitions and operatic film screenings for you to enjoy.

Want to understand more about the charm of Chinese opera at one-stop, you really can’t miss China Opera Festival Hong Kong 2017. Please feel free to leave us comments or contact us if you have any questions.

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