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Young Cantonese Opera Artists Series –
Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe


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4 September 2011 (Sun) 7:30pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
A Triumphant Return
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9 September 2011 (Fri) 7:30pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
The Rendezvous
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8 October 2011 (Sat) 7:30pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
A Muddlehead’s Love

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Tickets: $140, 120, 90

 
Programme Details

4 September 2011 (Sun)
A Triumphant Return
Ye Baoxiang, the son of the minister, is in love with a girl, Dai Jinhuan of humble origins. However, Jinhuan is also admired by Prince Wenling and is made the imperial concubine. Hearing the bad news, Baoxiang falls sick. In the meantime, Prince Wenling, in face of the invasion from the northern barbarians, has to go out to battle prior to the wedding. Baoxiang is therefore able to steal a chance to see Jinhuan and pour out his feelings of lovesickness. When the news of their meeting reaches Prince Wenling, he uses it as a pretext to kill Jinhuan out of jealousy. As Jinhuan is at risk, will Prince Wenling keep aloof from the matter? Will Baoxiang be able to rescue his beloved? Presented in the form of a comedy, this tragicomedy is a highly recommendable performance.


9 September 2011 (Fri)
The Rendezvous
Zhu Yingtai disguises herself as a young man to leave home to study. On her way, she meets Liang Shanbo. As they start talking, they find in each other a soul mate and so they become sworn brothers. They study together for three years, during which Shanbo has taken good care of ‘younger brother’ Yingtai, while at the same time, Yingtai falls for his fine character and erudition. But Shanbo never discovers her true gender. A letter from home urges Yingtai to return. The two find it hard to part. Yingtai comes up with a fictitious younger sister, and offers to be Shanbo’s matchmaker in obtaining her hand in marriage. She tells him to come to her home as soon as possible to make the marriage offer. When Shanbo finally arrives at Yingtai’s home and discovers the truth, she is already promised to Ma Wencai by her father, and the wedding will soon take place. The star-crossed lovers can only see each other again once in a chamber before they have to part forever.


8 October 2011 (Sat)
A Muddlehead’s Love
Meng Yi, the son of Lan Gate’s Chief Commander Meng Huimu, was a brave, ambitious and arrogant youngster. There was a silly young housemaid Chunjiao who had a strong affection for him. Qian Mu did not like her muddlehead and upright disposition. The attendant Zhao Dayong was a secret admirer of Chunjiao, but Chunjiao looked down on him. One day, Huimu returned home and changed into military uniforms for an expedition to Xiongnu. Meng Yi then volunteered to be sent to the front. However, Huimu worried that he was too young to take up this great mission. Meng Yi was willing to make a pledge, and then led the army to the front first on his father’s instruction. Chunjiao teased Meng Yi that he would suffer a defeat in the battle. Meng Yi was furious about her insult, and Chunjiao bet with him that she would marry Zhao Dayong if he won a triumph, or else he had to marry her. Driven by his impulse and stimulated by Dayong, he promised in his own conceit that he would win and drew up a deed for a bet with Chunjiao. Unexpectedly, a series of strange happenings came afterwards.

 
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Performers

Lam Tin-yau, Lai Yiu-wai, Chan Hung-chun (4/9, 8/10), Yuen Sin-ting, Kwan Hoi-shan, Cheng Nga-kei, Lam Tsz-ching, Wong Kit-ching, Hong Wah, Wong Po-hyun

For details, please refer to Chinese version

 
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Programme Length

Running Time: Approx. 3 hrs 30mins with an intermission

 
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Ticketing and Concession

Tickets available from 4 August onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)

 
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Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7325
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary
The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 
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