Cantonese opera singers to perform in February and March
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present three Cantonese opera songs concerts in February and March. Performing at the concerts are the Cantonese opera artists Cheung Yim-hung, Chow Chung-nga, Tang Siu-wai, Fung Kwai-sum, To Ho-wan and Yip Wai-fun.
This enchanting programme also includes instrumental spirit music performed by veteran musicians Wong Hon-keung, Szeto Siu, To Wing, Lee Shu-kwai, Tse Tsz-ming and others, including "Lovers' Reunion at the Milky Way", "A Hungry Horse Shaking Its Bells", "Lion Dance", "Thunder in a Drought", "Butterflies Among the Flowers", "The Toll of the Temple Bells", "Nostalgia", "Beautiful Water Lily on a Silver Lake", "Rain Lashing on the Plantains", "Pacing Horses" and "Joyous Celebrations". All shows start at 7.30pm. Details of the performances are as follows:
February 4 (Saturday)
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
Fung Kwai-sum - "Nocturnal Tears over an Epistle"
Chow Chung-nga - "The Return of the Swallow Lovers"
February 19 (Sunday)
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
Tang Siu-wai - "Auspicious Signs"
Cheung Yim-hung - "Heartbreaking Regret", "Calamity Befalling Lovers in Weiyang Palace"
March 1 (Thursday)
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
To Ho-wan - "Drifting Flowers"
Yip Wai-fun - "The Spring River Flows East"
Tickets for "From the Songstress Stage: Cantonese Operatic Songs & Spirit Music Concert", priced from $100 to $180, are 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. For more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/00000365.html.
A free admission pre-performance talk (in Cantonese), with limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis, will be held as follows:
February 19 (Sunday), 2.30pm to 4pm
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
Speakers: Yu Siu-wah, Cheung Yim-hung, To Wing, Szeto Siu, Ho Kang-ming
Ends/Wednesday, January 4, 2012