Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Chinese Opera Festival 2010" kicks off today (June 4). Until July, the Festival is going to present numerous theatrical genres from different parts of China.
The opening show "The Legacy of Cheng Yanqiu - A Peking Opera Stylistic Study" features famous exponents of the Cheng school Chi Xiaoqiu, Guo Wei, Lu Yang, Zhou Jing and Yang Lei.
The "Chinese Opera Festival 2010" showcases Chinese opera assets from all over China, apart from the Peking Opera Theatre of Beijing, there are Guangdong Chiu Chow Opera Theatre Number Two Troupe and Hong Kong Sun Hon Kwong Chiu Chow Opera Troupe; "A Virtuosic Showcase of Yue Opera Classics" by Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe of Shaoxing; Showcase of Outstanding Young Performers in Kunqu Opera; Sichuan Opera Theatre of Chengdu; Puxian Opera by the Lisheng Opera Troupe of Fujian; Zhengzi Opera Troupe of Lufeng City, Guangdong; "Poignant Tunes" by the Cantonese Music and Song Art Troupe; a new Cantonese Opera “Eternal Lament at the Palace of Eternal Life” by Hong Fung Cantonese Opera Institute, as well as "Three Stars in Peking Opera" by Jingkun Theatre and Peking Opera Theatre of Hebei.
To promote Chinese traditional theatre in the community and to enable the public to gain further insight into Chinese culture, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will organise the "Chinese Opera Festival" as a regular annual event. This is expected to make Hong Kong the bridge and the window for the rest of the world to understand the many facets of Chinese opera.
Tickets available are now at all URBTIX outlets. Please see detailed discount schemes in the programme leaflet.
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325, or visit (www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp). For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet booking, please visit www.urbtix.hk. For telephone reservations, please call 2734 9009.
Ends/Friday, June 4, 2010