Yam Kim-fai (right) and Pak Suet-sin 1952. Photo: Handout Yam Kim-fai (right) and Pak Suet-sin 1952. Photo: Handout
Yam Kim-fai (right) and Pak Suet-sin 1952. Photo: Handout

Cantonese opera’s ‘brightest star’ Yam Kim-fai was known for her male roles

  • Born in Guangzhou, Yam Kim-fai came to Hong Kong after World War II where she dedicated her life to Cantonese opera
  • She performed in ‘virtually only’ male roles before her death in 1989

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Yam Kim-fai (right) and Pak Suet-sin 1952. Photo: Handout Yam Kim-fai (right) and Pak Suet-sin 1952. Photo: Handout
Yam Kim-fai (right) and Pak Suet-sin 1952. Photo: Handout
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