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Yeung Ming Cantonese Opera Troupe – Cantonese Opera Programme Celebrating New Year 2014

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
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02.01.2014(Thu)
19:30
$260, $200, $160, $100
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
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03.01.2014(Fri)
19:30
$240, $200, $160, $100
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
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04.01.2014(Sat)
19:30
$220, $160, $100




2.1.2014 (Thu)

The Knight Errant’s Adventure in the Palace

Cho Ba-tin is a domineering general in State whose achievements overshadow the king’s. Returned from a victorious war in the south, he forces the king to make him prince and demands to marry Princess King-fa. Having always disliked Ba-tin, the princess refuses to meet with him and instead goes sightseeing in the country with her maid Chun-fa. The princess and maid meet a bandit on the way but are saved by knight errant Cheung Kim-chow. The princess and Cheung fall in love at first sight. Ba-tin witnesses their romance and becomes jealous.

Missing the princess, Cheung sneaks into the palace to meet her, aided by his servant Fok. The lovers exchange sweet words and decide they cannot bear to part. Ba-tin orders his troops to besiege the palace, captures Cheung, and confines him in a secret chamber. The general also threatens to kill Cheung if the princess does not marry him within ten days.

Cheung dresses as a maid and sneaks into the palace after heroes from the mountains have saved him. Pleased to see that the princess is steadfast in her love, Cheung vows to capture Ba-tin. When lifting the veil of his bride on the wedding day, Ba-tin finds himself staring at the male servant. Cheung arrives with the heroes from the mountains and engages in a fierce battle with Ba-tin and his troops. Ba-tin is finally beaten, and Cheung marries the princess.


Lau Wai-ming         : Cheung Kim-chow

Chan Emily             : King-fa

Wan Yuk-yu           : Cho Ba-tin

Yam Bing-yi            : Chun-fa

Liu Kwok-sam        : Cheung Ka-fok

Lui Hung-kwong    : The King





3.1.2014 (Fri)

Three Glimpses of the Princess Liu Jinding

Lau Gum-ding fought victorious battles and was honoured with the title "Princess". She wished to make offerings at the temple and her father, Lau Tin-fa, asked for a royal decree prohibiting anyone from looking at his daughter. The son of the Prime Minister, Fung Ka-jun, dressed as a villager to make his way into the temple and was caught on the spot but Gum-ding pardoned him. His father made a marriage proposal for him to Gum-ding's father but was rejected due to his low social ranking. Gum-ding became lovesick and nobody could cure her, so Tin-fa asked for a royal decree to search for the best doctor in the kingdom. Ka-jun posed as a doctor and entered the princess' chamber alone. He was caught by the handmaidens but Gum-ding was deeply touched by his love and agreed to marry him. She gave him the "pair pens" as their love token. Tin-fa asked the emperor to punish Ka-jun's crime, and so he was brought to trial in the palace. The emperor tested Ka-jun's talents and everyone was impressed. Finally, the lovers were granted a royal marriage


Lau Wai-ming         : Fung Ka-jun

Chan Emily             : Lau Gum-ding

Wan Yuk-yu           : The King

Yam Bing-yi           : Yuk-mui

Liu Kwong-sam      : Lau Tin-fa

Lui Hung-kwong    : Fung Lui-sheung
 



4.1.2014 (Sat)

Red Cherries and a Broken Heart

Famous musician Chiu Chu-Kei is widowed early in life. He raises his son, Kai-chu, alone. One day, he meets an abandoned woman, Tao-hung, and finds that she has a good singing voice and is quite talented. Tao-hung soon becomes famous thanks to Chiu’s care and his teaching in literature, etiquette, music and performing art. A year later, the woman encounters her ex-husband, Kwei-fun. Moved by his love and her father’s persuasion, Tao-hung returns to her husband.

Shocked by a sense of betrayal, Chiu spits blood. On his deathbed, he entrusts his son to Tao-hung, who promises to bring the son up as a successful musician. Many years pass, and the son’s musical skills do not improve. He has not inherited any gift of musical talent from his father, and he often performed with stand-in doubles. Grieved by her futile efforts, Tao-hung commits suicide, leaving behind a letter empty except for sprinkles of blood in the shape of cherry petals


Lau Wai-ming         : Chiu Chu-kei / Chiu Kai-chu

Chan Emily             : Siu Tao-hung / Hung Siu-hung

Wan Yuk-yu           : Hung Kwei-fun

Yam Bing-yi           : Hung Yim-fong

Liu Kwong-sam      : Siu Why-ah

Lui Hung-kwong     : Siu Ah-chi

Performers

Main Cast:
Lau Wai-ming, Emily Chan, Wan Yuk-yu, Yam Bing-yi, Liu Kwok-sam, Lui Hung-kwong

Programme Length

Approx. 3 hrs 30 mins with an intermission

Meet-the-Artist

3 January 2014 (Fri) 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Tuen Mun Town Hall Lecture Room
Speakers: Lau Wai-ming & Emily Chan

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 21 November 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 (LCSD) / 2570 7009 (Yeung Ming Cantonese Opera Troupe)

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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