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Young Cantonese Opera Artists Series ─ Sunny Cantonese Opera Troupe

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
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10.03.2013(Sun)
19:30
$140, $120, $90
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
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17.03.2013(Sun)
19:30
$140, $90

10 March 2013 (Sun)

Medium Chapter Zhou Ren and His Sworn Brother’s Wife

The story takes place during the Ming Dynasty when a corrupt courtier, Yan Song, is the power in the imperial court. He causes Du Wenxue, the son of a loyal courtier, Du Xian, to be falsely charged and therefore banished to the frontier as a soldier. Du asks his sworn brother, Zhou Ren, to take good care of his wife. But her beauty attracted Yan Nian, the Commander of the Squad under Yan Song, who forces Zhou to give her up. Zhou feigns compliance, but asks his own wife to go in her place.  Mrs. Zhou agrees, but fails in her attempt to kill the scoundrel and kills herself.

 

Hong Wah: Mrs Zhou

Song Hongbo: Zhou Ren

Johnson Yuen: Yan Nian

Kim Lun: Feng Chengdong

To Wing-sum: Ke Ruhu

Wang Kit-ching: Mrs Du

 

Medium Chapter Five Rats Wreaking Havoc in the Eastern Capital

During the Northern Song Dynasty, Lu Fang, Han Zhang, Xu Qing, Jiang Ping and Bai Yutang of Xiankong Island are nicknamed “The Five Great Mice” for their chivalrous deeds. At that time, Zhan Zhao, known as the Great Swordsman of the South, is highly regarded by the Emperor. He is offered a senior post in the court and conferred the title “The Imperial Cat”.

Bai Yutang is in love with Zhan Qing, Zhan Zhao’s sister. However, being “a Mouse”, Bai dislikes Zhan Zhao as his title is “The Imperial Cat”. He therefore steals Zhan Zhao’s treasure item that is bestowed by the Emperor and leaves a letter challenging Zhan siblings to a duel at the Xiankong Island.

 

Hong Wah: Zhan Qing

Song Hongbo: Zhan Zhao

Kim Ying: Bai Yutang

Johnson Yuen: Lu Fang

Kim Lun: Xu Qing

To Wing-sum: Han Zhang

Wang Kit-ching: Hong Li

 

17 March 2013 (Sun)

A New Cantonese Opera The Butterfly’s Dream 

Zhuang Zhou is practicing the ‘Dao’, or the ‘Way to the Truth’.  One day, on his way home, he passes by a new tomb and sees a woman, once famous for being a good wife, fanning the dirt, in the hope that it would quickly cure and she can marry again.  All these make Zhuang even more pessimistic about the ways of the world.  To test his wife’s heart, he goes home and pretends to die.  Then he transforms himself into a handsome young prince to seduce his wife, née Tian.  As expected, Tian is so infatuated with the young man that on hearing that he is suffering from a headache, she picks up an axe to cleave open Zhuang’s head in order to get his brains.   Zhuang suddenly wakes up and reproaches her wife.

 

Hong Wah: Née Tian

Song Hongbo: Zhuang Zhou

Johnson Yuen: Old Butterfly

Wang Kit-ching: Wang You

To Wing-sum: Young Butterfly

Kim Ying: God of Flower

Performers

Main Cast: Hong Wah, Song Hongbo, Johnson Yuen, Kim Lun (10/3), Kim Ying, To Wing-sum, Wang Kit-ching

Programme Length

Approx. 3 hrs 30 mins with an intermission

Pre-performance Talk

27 February 2013 (Wed) 7:30pm

AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Speakers: Liu Yu-on, Hong Wah, Johnson Yuen, Wang Kit-ching

 

In Cantonese

Free admission. Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis

Production Team

Manager & Playwright: Liu Yu-on

Stage Manager: Man Lai-sing

Percussion Leader: Ko Wing-hei

Ensemble Leader: Chan Chi-kong

Martial Art Director: Han Yin-ming

Set Production: Sun Kwong Hing Stage Scence Production Company

Ticketing

Tickets available from 28 January onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card 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)

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries:2268 7325

Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009

Telephone Credit Card 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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