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2013
April
Talks and film shows increase diversity of events in Chinese Opera Festival
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     The Chinese Opera Festival 2013 presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will be launched in June. Apart from stage performances, the annual festival is offering a wide variety of choices including talks and film shows to promote better understanding of Chinese opera.

     Information on the talks and film shows is as follows:

Talks on the Art of Kunqu Opera (conducted in Putonghua and Cantonese)
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May 19 (Sunday), 2.30pm
Topic: "Learning Experience with Mentors of the 'Chuan' Generation"

May 26 (Sunday), 2.30pm
Topic: "Vocal Techniques and Line Delivery - The Meticulous Performing Art Form of Kunqu Opera"

Speaker: Le Yiping (Kunqu virtuoso and former actress of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe)
Moderator: Cheung Lai-chun (Kunqu researcher)

Venue: AC1, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets: $50 per talk

Talks on Kunqu Opera (conducted in Putonghua)
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July 8 (Monday), 7.30pm
Topic: "The Creative Conceits of 'The Peach Blossom Fan' and 'The Dream of the Red Mansion'"
Speaker: Zhang Hong (National Class One Playwright)

July 9 (Tuesday), 7.30pm
Topic: "On Reworking the Vocal Music of Wei Liangfu"
Speaker: Gu Lingsen (Deputy Chief Curator of the China Kunqu Opera Museum, Artistic Adviser of the Jiangsu Kunqu Opera Theatre)

July 10 (Wednesday), 7.30pm
Topic: "Presentation Techniques of Male and Female Roles in Kunqu Opera"
Speakers: Shi Xiaomei, Gong Yinlei

July 11 (Thursday), 7.30pm
Topic: "The Aesthetic of Clown Roles in Kunqu Opera"
Speaker: Li Hongliang

Venue: AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

July 12 (Friday), 2.30pm
Topic: "The Aesthetic Relations Between the Sung Music and Instrumental Music of Kunqu"
Speaker: Chi Lingyun (National Class One Musician)
Demonstration: Musicians from the Jiangsu Kunqu Opera Theatre

Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Tickets: $50 per talk

Chinese Opera Film Shows
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May 19 (Sunday), 7.30pm
Kunqu opera film "The Fifteen Strings of Cash"
Starring: Wang Chuansong, Zhou Chuanying, Zhou Chuanzheng, Zhu Guoliang, Bao Chuanduo and Li Qianying

June 2 (Sunday), 7.30pm
Peking opera film "The Lady Warriors of the Yang Family"
Starring: Yang Qiuling, Wang Jinghua, Guo Jinhua, Liang Youlian, Wang Wangshu and Feng Zhikao

June 9 (Sunday), 7.30pm
Sixian opera film "The Empty Seal Box"
Starring: Wang Yongchu, Li Xiaolou, Jin Shuangquan, Li Tieshan and Wang Wenfang

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum
Tickets: $30 per screening

     Tickets are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card 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 CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis).

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325; for ticketing enquiries call 2734 9009. For telephone credit card bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk . For more information, visit www.cof.gov.hk .

Ends/Thursday, April 18, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:13

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