Kunqu

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 a

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am

Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Province

Yu Jiulin, Lu Jia and Zhu Yingyuan star in The Story of the West Chamber (Southern Qu), Jun 15; Shen Fengying (far left) and Zhou Xuefeng star in The Palace of Eternal Life, Jun 16; and Wang Shiyu, Wang Fang, Zhang Shizheng, Tao Hongzhen and others perform Cancelling the Birthday Celebrations (from The Pavilion of Chanting in the Wind), The Shock of an Ugly Face (from The Mistake Caused by a Ki

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

From Generation to Generation: The Legacy of Kunqu Maestro Yu Zhenfei

The Shanghai Kungu Opera Troupe and artists from The HK Home of Art Charitable Foundation (including Li An, right) perform kunqu opera excerpts including: By the Lake Side (from Winning the Beauty Nonpareil) and Longing for the Homeland (from The Shepherd's Tale), Today, 7.30pm; and Mourning Imperial Concubine Yang (from The Place of Eternal Youth), Nov 28, 7.30pm.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

An Operatic Legacy - Sowcase of Kunqu Opera Classic Excerpts

Members of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe (including Ji Zhenhua, above), Jiangsu Kunqu Opera Institute, Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu and China Kunqu Opera Museum perform excerpts from: Invocation to the Gods (from Returning the Gold Bangle), Writing a Poem (from The Soup that Cures Jealousy), At Nanpu River (from The Story of the Lute), Storming the Chamber (from The Palace of Eternal

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Exquisite Beauty: The World of Kunqu

The Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu performs The Jade Hairpin (above), today; Defeat on the Huarong Pass and The Western Chamber, tomorrow; Farewell to the Mother: From the Iron Crown and At the Lenke Mountain, Thu; and The Palace of Eternal Life, Fri. All shows begin at 7.30pm.

18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

The Exquisite Charm of Peking and Kunqu Opera

Jingkun Theatre and the Youth Peking and Kunqu Opera Troupe of Shanghai perform The House Wulong (above), today; and excerpts from The Peony Pavilion, tomorrow, and The Story of the The Jade Hairpin, Oct 5. With Chinese and English surtitles. All shows at 7.30pm. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

3 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Peony Pavilion music lingers for a lifetime

The haunting melody of a scene from Peony Pavilion, a famous Kunqu opera written in the Ming dynasty, has stayed in the mind of literary guru Kenneth Pai Hsien-yung since he first saw the performance 60 years ago at the age of nine.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Writer heads study of Chinese opera form

The first research project in the world to study Kunqu - one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera - has been set up in Hong Kong and will be headed by well-known Taiwanese writer Pai Hsien-yung.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

The Peach Blossom Fan (1699)

The Peach Blossom Fan (1699)

Jiangsu Province Kunqu Opera

HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Reviewed: Feb 24

A quick glance at the cast list reveals that most of the actors in this production are in their early 20s, with one of the leads still in her teens.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Kunqu kid

IN THE ELEGANT, refined circles of Kunqu opera, Tian Qinxin counts as a revolutionary. Firstly, she's a woman, and although women may act in China's oldest form of opera, they're not expected to direct. Secondly, Tian is a relative youngster. 'I love Kunqu, but I'm not old enough to direct it,' says the burly, award-winning theatre director. 'I'm in my 30s.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Now open for booking

MANY ADVANCED BOOKINGS have been received since the launch of this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival in October, setting a new record for advance sales. Here is a list of the top 12 best-selling programmes and another that shows those that are almost sold out.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

What's On

NEW TWIST TO SONG DYNASTY STORY

Experimental theatre group Zuni Icosahedron will re-stage The Outcast General, which premiered in November last year.

This story of a disillusioned Song Dynasty general will be presented through a cross-cultural, multimedia approach.

5 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Foundation throws cultural lifeline to mother of Chinese opera

Kunqu is known as the mother of Chinese opera because it has been performed for more than 600 years and was directly responsible for the foundation of several other strands of opera.

Yet, despite its historical significance, kunqu is fast becoming extinct, with only a few small companies on the mainland performing the opera.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Excerpts from the Opera

Excerpts from the Opera

Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Reviewed: August 12

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

The Stage

The Stage

Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

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