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Young Cantonese Opera Artist s Series - Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe: A New Cantonese Opera

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
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03.12.2013(Tue)
19:30
$180, $150, $120, $90
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
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14.12.2013(Sat)
19:30
$160, $140, $120, $90

Artistic Director, Director: Lee Lung

Playwright: Lai Yiu-wai

Adapted from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

Childhood friends Yuwen Piaopiao and Xiahou Jun are betrothed to each other, but Piaopiao’s father wants her to marry Linghu Feng. She would rather die than obey, and is going to elope with Jun. She lets her bosom friend Murong Xiangxiang in on this, but Xiangxiang is in love with Feng. So, in order to please him, she tells him their secret, which sends him hurtle turtle to go and find them.

 

Crown Prince Gongyang and his Princess consort are on their way to attend the Queen of Xuanyuan’s birthday celebrations. He is displeased to see the Princess spending most of her time in the company of Yuetong, leaving him frustratingly alone. The forest fairy of Fantasia Land suggests to the Prince that he should play a trick on the Princess with a flower potion: one small drop on the eyelids will make the person fall in love with the first thing that comes into sight upon waking. Now the Prince has seen how Feng jilts Xiangxiang in the woods. Urged by a sense of justice, he orders the forest fairy to play a trick on him as well. However, the fairy wrongly administers the potion on Jun, who, upon waking up and seeing Xiangxiang, professes his love for her. Later Feng is also administered the potion. So when Piaopiao arrives, there is chaos in the air as the four of them fight and quarrel.

 

Shangguan Chan is leading the villagers to go and perform for the Queen on her birthday. They have also come to Fantasia Land. The forest fairy plays a trick on them and puts a donkey’s head on Zhuge Zi’s body. When the Princess wakes up and sees him, she falls madly in love with him, which the Prince witnesses with great merriment.

 

When dawn comes, the Prince orders all spells be broken. When everyone wakes up, they wonder what happened was whether in a dream or real. But anyway, it’s over, and they can laugh it off. Together they go their merry way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

 

Lam Tin-yau: Linghu Feng
Doris Kwan: Xiahou Jun
Lam Tsz-ching: Yuwen Piaopiao
Cheng Nga-kei: Murong Xiangxiang
Leung Wai-hong(Guest): Crown Princess Gongyang
Kwok Kai-fai (Guest): Crown Prince Gongyang
Wong Po-hyun: Queen Xuanyuan
Hong Wah: Forest Fairy
Lai Yiu-wai: Chanyu Xiong
Yuen Sin-ting: Zhuge Zi
Wong Kit-ching: Shangguan Chan
 

Lyrics and dialogue with Chinese surtitles

Performers

Main Cast:
Lam Tin-yau, Lai Yiu-wai, Yuen Sin-ting, Doris Kwan, Cheng Nga-kei, Lam Tsz-ching, Wong Kit-ching, Wong Po-hyun, Hong Wah, Leung Wai-hong (Guest), Kwok Kai-fai (Guest)

Programme Length

Approx. 3 hrs 30 mins with an intermission

Talk

Post-performance Talk

27 December 2013 (Fri) 7:30pm
AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Speakers: Lai Yiu-wai & the member of the troupe

 

In Cantonese

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

Production team

Please refer to Chinese version.

Ticketing

Tickets available from 29 October 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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