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

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
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04.09.2013(Wed)
19:30
$140, $90
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
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07.09.2013(Sat)
19:30
$120, $90
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
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25.09.2013(Wed)
19:30
$140, $120, $90

04.09.2013 (Wed)

The Nymph of the Luo River

Towards the end of the Eastern Han dynasty, China is split into three kingdoms. Regent for the young emperor, Cao Cao gains control of the feudal lords. His third son, Zhi, a handsome and talented young man, is in love with the gifted beauty Zhen Mi. However, Cao makes Zhi marry another girl. Meanwhile, rewarding his triumphant return from war, Cao allows Pi, his eldest son, to pick his wife. Bent on taking away his younger brother’s love, Pi asks his father for permission to marry Mi.

On the wedding night, the drunken Pi tells Mi that he is afraid that Zhi would succeed his father and has been trying to kill Zhi. Astonished, Mi writes a letter to alert Zhi. Because of Pi’s machinations, Zhi is exiled to Linzi. Eventually, Cao dies of illness and Pi succeeds his father.

Pi begins to purge dissidents. He makes Mi write a letter to lure Zhi to the capital. Zhi insists on returning to meet Mi. At the meeting of the two, Pi orders Zhi to compose a poem entitled ‘Brothers’ within seven walking steps. Looking at Mi and remembering their past love, Zhi accomplishes the challenging task. Bowing to his talent, Pi allows his brother to return to Linzi. As Pi repents his misdeeds, Mi leaves on the pretext of observing the seasonal ritual in the mountain and throws herself into the Luo River.

Cast: Yuen Sin-ting, Lam Tsz-ching, Kwok Kai-fai (Guest), Wong Po-hyun,  Johnson Yuen (Guest), Hong Wah, Lai Yiu-wai

 

07.09.2013 (Sat)

The Outburst of a Shrew

Chen Jichang is the prefect of the city of Huangzhou and the best friend of Grand Secretary Su Dongpo. Handsome and talented, Jichang is yet henpecked as his wife Yu’e is a jealous woman. At the Lantern Festival, Jichang and Yu’e attend the Song emperor’s banquet in the company of Dongpo. During the banquet, Yu’e solves a party riddle and the emperor rewards her with a green jade coin. She asks the emperor for permission to hand the coin over to Jichang, who is flattered by her act. Dongpo envies Yu’e’s talent and ridicules her. Yu’e blames him for instigating Jichang and asks the emperor to punish Dongpo, creating some enmity. Dongpo then meets his cousin Qincao, an unwilling candidate for the emperor’s harem, and attempts to recommend her to Jichang as a concubine. At Dongpo’s invitation, Jichang goes to the Orchid Pavilion for a view of the spring landscape and encounters Qincao. The prefect is fascinated by Qincao’s beauty and has an affair with her. Please arrive early to enjoy this exciting story with twists and turns.

Cast: Lam Tin-yau, Cheng Nga-kei, Wan Yuk-Yu (Guest), Wong Po-hyun, Tam Wing-lun (Guest), Wong Kit-ching, Kwan Hoi-shan

 

25.09.2013 (Sat)

A Comedy of Mistaken Heroes

In order to woo Princess Danfeng of Red Flower State, Prince Bai Tongling of White Gold State invades the Yellow Dragon State in a bid to make its Crown Prince Li Hunsu a political hostage to Red Flower State. But Li escapes and reaches a rural district, where he meets a village girl, Jiao Jiao, and her lover Pee Wee. Li and Pee Wee somehow mistakenly swap identities before they are both sent to Red Flower State as political hostages. Princess Danfeng falls in love with Li and wants to make him her consort. Bai hires a killer to make Li disappear forever. Pee Wee, out of patriotism, is ready to sacrifice himself on Li’s behalf. During the struggle, Pee Wee’s three moles on the chest are exposed. On seeing the birth marks, the King of Red Flower State suspects Pee Wee is his son born to a woman whom he met years ago. His suspicion is confirmed and Pee Wee is proved to be his son. Li also owns up to his true identity of Crown Prince. The King of Red Flower decides to forge an alliance with Yellow Dragon State and give his daughter’s hand to Li. Jiao Jiao acquires immediate royal status when she marries Pee Wee. Bai Tongling is left with neither wife nor victory after much ado about nothing.

Cast: Lam Tin-yau, Wong Kit-ching, Johnson Yuen (Guest), Lai Yiu-wai, Lam Tsz-ching, Kwan Hoi-shan
 

Performers

Cast:Lam Tin-yau, Cheng Nga-kei, Lai Yiu-wai, Lam Tsz-ching, Yuen Sin-ting, Wong Kit-ching, Kwan Hoi-shan, Hong Wah, Wong Po-hyun, Johnson Yuen (4&25/9), Kwok Kai-fai  (4/9), Wan Yuk-Yu (7/9), Tam Wing-lun (7/9) 

Programme Length

Approx. 3 hrs 30 mins with an intermission

Production Team

Please refer to chinese version

Ticketing


Tickets available from 24 July 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) / 2359 7818 (Hong Kong Young Talent 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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