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2011
September
Young Cantonese opera artists to showcase their talent
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     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the "Young Cantonese Opera Artists Series" offers opportunities for up-and-coming professional young performers to showcase their talent onstage. The series' coming attractions are performances in November by the Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe that will feature five traditional excerpts, "Lu Bu Test-rides Steed", "Lu An Zhou", "Spectral Marriage from Dream in Peony Pavilion", "Wu Song Slays His Sister-in-law" and "The Monkey King Borrows the Magic Fan".

     The Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe, co-ordinated by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, is currently receiving a three-year grant from the Cantonese Opera Development Fund. The troupe aims to provide training programmes for young talents through performing opportunities and promotional activities so as to help preserve and rejuvenate this traditional art form.
 
     The budding young artists participating in the performances include Hong Hai, Wang Zhiliang, Huang Hanqin, Chan Kei-ting, Lin Yingshi, Tsz Ling-chau, Yam Dan-fung, Vanessa Tsang and Ruan Dewen.

     Details of the performances are as follows:

November 2 (Wednesday)
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre

November 12 (Saturday)
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre

November 18 (Friday)
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

     All shows start at 7.30pm and are performed in Cantonese. Tickets priced at $140, $120 and $90 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, 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).

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7325; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. Internet booking is available at www.urbtix.hk. Visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/000002ed.html for more programme details.

Ends/Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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