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Beijing Opera

No 1 Troupe of the China National Peking Opera Company

The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Drunken Royal Concubine and Beating with a Gold Brick (with Li Shengsu, left), Jul 20, 7.30pm; Wu Zixu, Jul 21, 2.30pm; The Shoe Story, Jul 21, 7.30pm; and The Wild Boar Forest, Jul 22, 7.30pm.

Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am

Preaching the West's radical theatre

As founder of Beijing-based performance troupe Theatre du Reve Experimental, Wang Chong specialises in translating Western drama productions into Chinese. The acclaimed 30-year-old's directing credits include The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, Hamletmachine by Heiner Muller and Central Park West by Woody Allen.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Peking Opera 'losing its tradition'

A top musician has criticised a new adaptation of the Peking Opera Farewell My Concubine.

Li Zuming, of the China National Peking Opera Company, said modern elements tacked on to the classic opera - including video and even a real horse - had turned it into a stage play.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


28 Curtain up

Counter sales have now started for Hong Kong Arts Festival tickets. Featuring everything from Beijing opera and a Saharan rock group to outdoor Shakespeare in Cantonese and wearable fashion, there's sure to be something that appeals.

When: January 28-March 3, 2012

Tickets: from HK Ticketing and Urbtix outlets

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Opera hits the right notes

Wuhan's traditional Hanju Opera is one of the lesser-known styles of Chinese opera and definitely worth a night out when in Wuhan. The city has dozens of small and large opera houses devoted to Wuhan's acrobatic styles and Hanju operatic performances.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Theatre group rides wave of 3-D sex live on stage

If the silver-screen version of 3-D sex was a flop for you, head to Discovery Bay this month for a real-life adults-only show by the same author who inspired the movie - and all for the price of a cinema ticket.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Friendly advice for Aaron Kwok to tie the knot

It seems not only Aaron Kwok Fu-shing's long-time girlfriend, Lynn Xiong Dailin, wants him to tie the knot; his actress friend Anita Yuen Wing-yee is also eager to see the singer-actor settle down.

'I've always wanted him to get married and have children so that he can understand what it's like to be a family guy,' Yuen said.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Unchanging face of Beijing opera

Leaning towards the mirror, Yang Chi outlines an elongated red 'W' in the centre of his broad forehead. The Beijing opera master puts down his paintbrush, sings a few raspy notes and gradually loses himself behind the white-powdered face of North Han Commander Zhang Ding-bian, with black-winged eyes and hooked brows.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Q&A:Wakin Chau

Taiwan-based singer-songwriter Wakin Chau produced a number of popular tunes such as You Make Me Happy and Sad and Flower's Heart in the late 1980s and 1990s. With more than 40 albums to his name, the Hong Kong-born multi-platinum-selling artist is known for his catchy music, smooth vocals and 'nice guy' persona.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Tears of happiness for chance to be donor

Customs inspector Simon Hui Sai-man has spoken of his 'indescribable happiness' after donating part of his liver to save the life of a critically injured colleague.

Hui wept yesterday as he spoke publicly for the first time since the operation four days ago in which part of his organ was implanted in fellow officer Yuen Wai-cheung, who had been injured in the line of duty.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am