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2012
November
Budding artists to launch District Cantonese Opera Parade in December
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     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the annual performances for the upcoming District Cantonese Opera Parade will begin in December and run through to March 2013.

     The District Cantonese Opera Parade seeks to promote Cantonese opera and increase performance opportunities for budding and amateur Cantonese opera troupes by providing extra financial support, venues and publicity. Since 1988, with the support of various Cantonese opera troupes and the recommendations of five artistic advisors, namely Wan Fai-yin, Wong Chiu-kwan, Sun Kim-long, Lung Kwun-tin and Liu Kwok-sum, many amateur troupes have enhanced their artistic merits by joining the programme.

     Details of the programme are as follows:

7.30pm, December 27 (Thursday)
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
"The Injustice Done to Dou E" by the Streaming Chinese Opera

7.30pm, December 28 (Friday)
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
"Roaring of the Ferocious Wife" by the Ching Nam Art Square

7.30pm, January 4, 2013 (Friday)
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
"The Marriage of the Top" by the Sensational Sprouts Cantonese Opera Association

7.30pm, January 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
"Butterfly and Red Pear" by the Chi Chuk Hin Cantonese Opera Society

7.30pm, January 22, 2013 (Tuesday)
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
"The Peony Pavilion" by the Aroma Cantonese Opera Troupe

7.30pm, January 23, 2013 (Wednesday)
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
"The Dream of the Red Chamber" by the Anita & Friends

7.30pm, February 4, 2013 (Monday)
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
"Roaring of the Ferocious Wife" by the Kam Chi King Chinese Opera

7.30pm, February 5, 2013 (Tuesday)
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
"Beauty in Disguise" by the Sam Po Cantonese Opera Troupe

7.30pm, February 16, 2013 (Saturday)
Yau Ma Tei Theatre
"Princess Chang Ping" by the Rainbow Sky Chinese Opera

7.30pm, February 17, 2013 (Sunday)
Yau Ma Tei Theatre
"The Moon Pavilion" by the Spring Opera Troupe

7.30pm, February 23, 2013 (Saturday)
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
"Butterfly and Red Pear" by the Yvonne and Sabrinas' Cantonese Opera Troupe

7.30pm, February 24, 2013 (Sunday)
Yau Ma Tei Theatre
"Drums of Thunder against the Reed-pipes" by the Opera Artist Club

7.30pm, February 27, 2013 (Wednesday)
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
"Armoured Horse and Silver Marriage" by the Ming Chu Cantonese Operatic Songs Association

7.30pm, February 28, 2013 (Thursday)
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
"The Marriage of the Top Scholar" by the YSF Cantonese Opera Promotion Association

7.30pm, March 2, 2013 (Saturday)
Yau Ma Tei Theatre
"The Ruthless Sword and the Two Lovers" by the Shiny Light Troupe

7.30pm, March 3, 2013 (Sunday)
Yau Ma Tei Theatre
"The Tragedy of Two Patriotic Brothers" by the Phoenix Cantonese Opera Troupe

     Tickets priced at $40, $60 and $80 are now available at 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 students and the CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for various booking packages.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7367 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/ab/en/cabs/dcop1213.htm. Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.

Ends/Thursday, November 15, 2012
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