Sam Chan quit her job at university so that she can a devoted Cantonese opera singer. She's about to get on the stage at Yau Ma theatre. Photo: Abdela Igmirien

Lure of the greasepaint: why academic chose life in spotlight as a Cantonese opera star

  • Sam Chan Chak-lui knew what she wanted to do as a career when she was still a child and so began making plans to achieve it when she was only 10.
  • Later she turned her back on her job as a university lecturer for a life on the stage – as a Cantonese opera artist, specialising in playing male protagonists.
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Sam Chan quit her job at university so that she can a devoted Cantonese opera singer. She's about to get on the stage at Yau Ma theatre. Photo: Abdela Igmirien
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