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Talks and film shows increase diversity of events in Chinese Opera Festival

     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)
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)
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
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 . For more information, visit .

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


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