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A Showcase of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Cantonese Opera New Stars

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
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29.12.2013(Sun)
19:30
$260, $220, $160, $100

Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theatre Youth Troupe

 

The Revolt from Huang Feihu’s Rebellion                                                 
Playwright: Mo Zhiqin

Huang Feihu is a famous general of the Shang Dynasty. His family has had a history of being loyal to the throne for seven generations. But Emperor Zhou rapes and kills his wife, and causes his sister to commit suicide. In devastation, and with the avowed support of his generals, Huang finally decides to rise in revolt.

Cast: Wen Ruqing, Chen Sijie, Zhang Cheng, Zhu Jianhao, Feng Zejun, Gong Jieying, Zhu Hongxing, Fu Zhuoyan, Dan Minyi, Guo Junxin
 

Committing Suicide from The Story of the Wooden Hairpin
Original: Zhang Sicong Playwright: Li Guanxuan

Qian Yulian receives a marriage annulment from her husband, and also hears from her maid, Dongmei, that her step-mother will force her to remarry.  So she escapes from home during the night. As she arrives at the bank of the river where she and her husband had made their lovers’ pledge, she is heartbroken and throws herself into the river.

Cast: Zeng Xiaomin


Vengeance at the Lion Pavilion                                           
Playwright: Qin Taiying, Ou Kaiming

Wu Song wants to avenge his elder brother’s death and chases down Ximen Qing.  When he hears that Ximen is at the Lion Pavilion, he goes there on a rampage to find him. He is engaged in a fierce fight with his henchmen, but finally succeeds in killing him and avenges for his deceased brother.

Cast: Peng Qinghua, Wang Yanfei, Chen Sijie, Guo Junxin, Feng Zekun, Lu Jiang, Fu Zhuoyan, Su Wenqing, Chen Zhipeng
 

Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe


Saving Pei from The Reincarnation of a Beauty                                    
Playwright: Tong Tik-sang

Pei Yu, the scholar, is being kept by the Prime Minister, Jia Sidao, at his residence.  The ghost of Li Huiniang appears in front of Pei to tell him of her sad fate and help him escape.

Cast: Lam Tin-yau, Cheng Nga-kui, Lam Tsz-ching, Ng Kwok-wa

Macao Kaifong Cantonese Opera Juvenile Troupe

Lady Yu Inspecting the Camp Ground

Xiang Yu and Liu Bang are in a combat for power to rule over the Central Plains, but Xiang is losing.  His army pitches camp by the Wujiang River.  Since the battle has gone on for many days and Xiang has not returned to camp, his favourite concubine Lady Yu is worried. She leaves her tent and goes round the camp grounds, expecting his return.

Cast: Chan Ian Hei, Mok On Ieng, Chan Ka Ieng, Mak Hio Iao, Cheong Ka Ieng

Hongxian Steals the Box 

Tian Chengsi, leader of the Weibo army zone, ogles another leader Xue Song’s land and plans to attack. Xue is worried about the onset of war, but his maid, Hongxian, has a plan. A skilled swordswoman, she steals a box from Tian’s camp and puts it under his pillow, to show the latter that there are capable fighters in Xue’s army. Tian gets so frightened that he retreats.

Cast: Chan Ka Ieng

The Phantom Union

This is a love story that transcends life and death.  Du Liniang, the daughter of the Prefect of Nan’an, has an amorous dream with a scholar, Liu Mengmei. She wakes up and pines for him so much that she dies.  Liu calls at her portrait and Liniang’s spirit appears to meet him.  The romantic dream is finally realized.

Cast: Mak Hio Iao, Chong U Cheok

Three Duels Against the Skeleton Demon

Monk Tripitaka and his three disciples are on their way to the West to get the Buddhist scriptures. They pass by the Bony Mountain where the demon, Bony Ghost, makes its haunt. This is a zombie demon who is vicious and cunning, and can transform into many forms. It wants to eat the Monk’s flesh to attain immortality and transforms into a village girl sending food to the mountains and an old woman on pilgrimage.  But its tricks cannot fool Wukong the Monkey King.  The third time it transforms into an old man, but Wukong crushes it again. After some fierce fighting, Wukong manages to eliminate the demon and its gang. The Monk’s party of four continues their way to the West.

Cast: Cheong Sut Ian, Tong Chi Wa, Mok On Ieng, Chan Ka Ieng, Chan Ian Hei, Mak Hio Iao
 

Programme Length

Running Time: Approx.2 hrs 45 mins with an intermission

Performers

Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theatre Youth Troupe

Main Cast: Zeng Xiaomin, Peng Qinghua, Wang Yanfei, Wen Ruqing, Zhu Hongxing, Gong Jieying

 

Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe

Main Cast: Lam Tin-yau, Cheng Nga-ki, Lam Tsz-ching
 

Macao Kaifong Cantonese Opera Juvenile Troupe

Main Cast: Chan Ian Hei, Mok On Ieng, Chan Ka Ieng, Mak Hio Iao, Cheong Ka Ieng, Chong U Chak, Cheong Sut Ian, Tong Chi Wa

Production Team

Please refer to Chinese version.

Ticketing

Tickets available from 18 November 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)

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries:2268 7325

Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009

Telephone Credit Card Booking:2111 5999

Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk

Website:www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp



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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