Cantonese Opera

Hong Kong tycoon's firm razes Guangzhou home of opera legend

The compound where Sit Kok-sin's mansion used to be.

Hong Kong tycoon Peter Lam Kin-ngok has been pulled into a controversy over the alleged unauthorised demolition of two historic buildings in Guangzhou, one of which was the home of Sit Kok-sin, the late "King of Cantonese Opera".

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Arts academy to offer Chinese opera degree course

The Academy for Performing Arts' new programme that focuses on Cantonese opera will be a world's first. Photo: Academy for Performing Arts

The world's first bachelor degree programme focusing on Cantonese opera will be launched in Hong Kong, and it is hoped the new course will coincide with the city's development of the West Kowloon arts hub project.

12 Jun 2013 - 4:11am

Deciding the future of Cantonese opera

Cantonese opera faces great challenges despite its 1,000 years of history.

At an arts festival discussion last year about audience building, Ursula Gessat, head of the Bavarian State Opera's education department, was asked about her achievements over the past 10 years.

1 Apr 2013 - 9:46am

All the business world's a Cantonese opera stage

Illustration: Martin Megino

Had it not been for a fire, Albert Au Siu-cheung might have ended up as a film star rather than an accountant.

Au, chairman of Hong Kong's fifth-largest accounting firm, BDO, was cast in a movie by his aunt, legendary Cantonese opera star Pak Suet-sin, when he was nine. Alas, the set went up in flames in an accidental fire and the film was abandoned.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

Canton Diva: opera/rap crossover to light up Sunbeam Theatre

Comedy veteran Jim Chim, pictured at North Point's newly renovated Sunbeam Theatre, hopes to attract a younger audience with the experimental Canton Diva. Photo: Nora Tam

A fung shui master and a comedian have teamed up for a wacky Cantonese opera production that promises to bring new and younger audiences to a historic theatre venue in North Point.

Li Kui-ming, also a Cantonese opera playwright, invited stage veteran Jim Chim Sui-man, best known for his comedy shows, to create an unconventional piece for the newly refurbished Sunbeam Theatre.

15 Oct 2012 - 10:58am

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... daynight ... (Year 7)

Artist Tse Lok-lun's series of works explore the relationship between obstacle and habit. Opening reception today, 6.30pm-8.30pm. From Aug 11: Daily, 2pm-8pm, L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: 9070 4147. Ends Aug 14

Gerrit Engel: Berlin. Fotografien

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm


New Releases

The Silent War (IIA) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

Madagascar: Europe's Most Wanted (I) (English and Chinese versions)

See review on this page.

Lacuna (IIA) (Putonghua and Cantonese)

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Young performers take the stage for Cantonese opera

When the audience erupted into thunderous applause at the end of an excerpt from Princess Changping at Stanley Community Hall yesterday, it was less about the 1957 Cantonese opera's enduring popularity and more about the two leads on stage - who were only five years old.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A New Cantonese Opera Justice Bao

Yuen Siu-fai (left) stars in, directs and is the librettist for a Cantonese Opera double-bill of stories revolving around the legendary judge consisting of The Caucasian Circle, centring on two women who both claim to be a child's real mother, and Chisang Town, in which Justice Bao Ching upholds justice despite the case involving his family members.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Identity Collective

Works by artists Valerie Bastit Laudier, Abigail Box, Kurt Tong, Fortes Pakeong Sequeira, Jonathan Trayte, Him Lo and Kounosuke Kawakami. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends Sat

Parallel Waves

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


New Releases

The Dark Knight Rises (IIA)

See review on this page.

When Pigs Have Wings (IIA) (Arabic, English and Hebrew)

See review on this page.

General Releases

10+10 (IIB) (Mandarin and Taiwanese)

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


New Releases

W.E. (IIB) (English, French and Russian)

See review on this page.

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (I) (English and Cantonese versions)

See review on this page.

The Four (IIA) (Cantonese)

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Floating Spring

Photographic installations, films and new works in a series of ethereal black ink on paper works by Chinese artist Ye Linghan. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts HK, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends Sat

European Glass in 2012

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Our Big Top Carnival S6 Graduation Exhibition

More than 60 works by 32 Form Six students who are 'crazy about art and culture'. Daily, 10am-7pm, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2180 9595. Ends Jul 19

Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s until Present: MINDMAP

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am