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High fliers in Cantonese opera training course to showcase achievements in excerpts performance

     A Cantonese opera excerpts performance will be staged in July in the Cantonese Opera Academy of Hong Kong End of Term Performance 2011/12. The rising stars discovered and nurtured in the Academy's courses will put great effort into showcasing their achievements.

     The fascinating programme will draw on four Cantonese opera excerpts: "Barging in Huashan" from "Cleaving Open the Mountain to Save His Mother", "Snatching the Umbrella" from "The Blessing of the Moon", "Kneeling by the Pond" from "The Lioness Roars", and "Breaking the Royal Sedan Chair". Students of the Cantonese Opera Academy including Wan Pak-kei, Kong Chun-kit, Ng Lap-hei, Ng Sin-hang, Lee Chak-yan, Lam Yin-pok, Leung Sum-yee, Jackie Leung, Leung Fei-tung, Wong Ka-wai, Au Choi-miu, Choi Wai-ka, Kwong Tsz-wai and Tam Wing-lun will collaborate with students from the musical accompaniment and Chinese percussion classes. Coming from different streams, the young people will energise the Chinese opera performance.

     The Cantonese Opera Academy of Hong Kong Training Course aims to train up playwrights, instrument accompanists and percussion accompanists, and foster potential talents to be successors of Chinese opera artists in a four-year programme, which is taught in a progressive way by professional tutors and senior artists.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Cantonese Opera Academy of Hong Kong End of Term Performance 2011/12 will be staged at 7.30pm on July 13 (Friday) at the Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre. Tickets priced at $80 and $60 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, please call 2268 7367, or visit . For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone booking, please call 2111 5999. For Internet booking, please visit .

Ends/Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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