A day at the opera

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am


The West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre, a Lunar New Year series of Cantonese opera performances, with complementary art exhibits and movies, is the first cultural event organised by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. The M+ museum is contributing, with an exhibition of works by contemporary artists, including Michael Wolf, some of whose photographs - featuring the opera performers in Hong Kong street scenes - are shown here.

The West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre is taking place at the junction of Austin Road West and Canton Road, on the site of the WKCD's planned Xiqu Centre. The Cantonese opera performances run until tomorrow. The M+ Bamboo Theatre Exhibition, which runs until Tuesday, is open from 10am to 2pm and is free. The M+ Bamboo Cinema will run on Tuesday only. Admission will be free and the films shown will be Princess Chang Ping (1976; with English subtitles; at 2pm), Let it Be (2004; at 4pm), Spooky Bunch (1980; with English subtitles; at 4.45pm), The Sorrowful Lute (1957; at 6.45pm) and The Dutiful Daughter Zhu Zhu (1966; at 8.45pm). For further details, visit www.bambootheatre.wkcda.hk/index.php.