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Chinese Opera

Deciding the future of Cantonese opera

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.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 9:46am

Chinese opera theatre name sparks fears of ‘mainlandisation’

The use of a Putonghua term as part of the English name of the new Chinese opera theatre that will be part Hong Kong’s multi-billion dollar cultural hub has touched the nerves of internet users concerned about the “mainlandisation” of the facility.

23 Jan 2013 - 7:59pm 5 comments

Gan Opera Theatre of Jiangxi Province

The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Story of the Wooden Hairpin (left), Aug 3; various opera excerpts, Aug 4; and The Injustice Done to Dou E, Aug 5. In traditional stage language of central China with influences from regional dialects of Jiangxi with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

Tianjin Song Art Troupe

Li Shaojie (left) and other members of the Chinese Opera music troupe perform Quyi (aka 'song art'), involving storytelling and singing, with music or percussion accompaniment. In northern Chinese dialects with Chinese surtitles and English synopsis. Jul 30-31, 7.30pm, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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. In Beijing dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Jingkun Theatre

Kunqu master Yu Zhenfei's disciples, Cai Zhengren and Tang Yuen-ha (left), star in performances of Kunqu opera excerpts: Beating the Flower Drum; Looking Homeward (from Su Wu Herding Sheep); The Portrait, Finding the Portrait, Calling Upon the Picture, The Phantom Union and The Elopement (from The Peony Pavilion). In artificial stage language with Chinese and English surtitles.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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