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In its heyday, Cantonese opera arias were the pop music of its time, and Cantonese operas used to be hugely popular among Hong Kong people. Through this event, we hope to highlight the essence of Hong Kong’s best kept culture. While celebrating the all-important Chinese New Year, let us follow our cultural heritage, and savor our cultural treasure. 

The exhibition focuses on the three traditional set pieces: The Birthday of the Goddess of Mercy, A Fairy Delivers Her Son to the Mortal Father and Promoting to High Officialdom. Through text, sounds, visuals, installations and unique exhibits such as costumes, headdresses, ritual props and musical instruments, visitors will have a better understanding of the appearance of different characters and the deep cultural meaning behind the story lines, and knowledge about the features of early Cantonese operas.  Visitors can also scan the QR code at the exhibition entrance to listen to the audio guide of the exhibits narrated by Law Ka Ying in Cantonese. 


Exhibition Period: 14 Jan – 11 Feb 2017
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Times Square Exhibition Room

Zitzihei (excerpts) are Cantonese opera highlights. Most are often the most exciting and enjoyable parts in an opera or essence of the entire opera. Apart from the exhibition, three Cantonese opera highlights of different types performed in Cantonese will be performed during the weekends in the Chinese New Year Season so that the general public can have an all-round experience and a deeper understanding of Cantonese operas in different periods. 

Time: 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00pm (each session lasts for 30 minutes)
Venue: Times Square Exhibition Room 

Artistic Director: Sun Kim-long
Performance Instructors: Lui Hung-kwong, Wan Yuk-yu 
Music ensemble leader: Pang Kam-shun 
Percussion ensemble leader: Yau Lung 

 
Date: 14/1
Excerpts: 
Saving the Holy Matron, excerpt from The Lotus Lamp (3pm  & 5pm)
Stealing the Flute, excerpt from A Forced Match (4pm)

Date: 15/1
Excerpts: Meeting on the Tower, excerpt from The Warrior’s Marriage

Date: 21/1
Excerpts: Sorrow Departure, excerpt from The Princess in Distress

Date: 22/1
Excerpts: Destroy the Imperial Carriage, excerpt from The Impeachment of Yan Song

Date: 4/2
Excerpts:
Waylaying the Horse (3pm  & 5pm)
Sorrow Departure, excerpt from The Princess in Distress (4pm)

Date: 5/2
Excerpts: Stealing the Flute, excerpt from A Forced Match

Times Square and The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong A Cultural Treasure Passed Down through the Ages Celebrate Chinese New Year with Cantonese Opera

Posted on 13 Jan 2017
In its heyday, Cantonese opera arias were the pop music of its time, and Cantonese operas used to be hugely popular among Hong Kong people. Through this event, we hope to highlight the essence of Hong Kong’s best kept culture. While celebrating the all-important Chinese New Year, let us follow our cultural heritage, and savor our cultural treasure.

The exhibition focuses on the three traditional set pieces: The Birthday of the Goddess of Mercy, A Fairy Delivers Her Son to the Mortal Father and Promoting to High Officialdom. Through text, sounds, visuals, installations and unique exhibits such as costumes, headdresses, ritual props and musical instruments, visitors will have a better understanding of the appearance of different characters and the deep cultural meaning behind the story lines, and knowledge about the features of early Cantonese operas. Visitors can also scan the QR code at the exhibition entrance to listen to the audio guide of the exhibits narrated by Law Ka Ying in Cantonese.


Exhibition Period: 14 Jan – 11 Feb 2017
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Times Square Exhibition Room

Zitzihei (excerpts) are Cantonese opera highlights. Most are often the most exciting and enjoyable parts in an opera or essence of the entire opera. Apart from the exhibition, three Cantonese opera highlights of different types performed in Cantonese will be performed during the weekends in the Chinese New Year Season so that the general public can have an all-round experience and a deeper understanding of Cantonese operas in different periods.

Time: 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00pm (each session lasts for 30 minutes)
Venue: Times Square Exhibition Room

Artistic Director: Sun Kim-long
Performance Instructors: Lui Hung-kwong, Wan Yuk-yu
Music ensemble leader: Pang Kam-shun
Percussion ensemble leader: Yau Lung


Date: 14/1
Excerpts:
Saving the Holy Matron, excerpt from The Lotus Lamp (3pm & 5pm)
Stealing the Flute, excerpt from A Forced Match (4pm)

Date: 15/1
Excerpts: Meeting on the Tower, excerpt from The Warrior’s Marriage

Date: 21/1
Excerpts: Sorrow Departure, excerpt from The Princess in Distress

Date: 22/1
Excerpts: Destroy the Imperial Carriage, excerpt from The Impeachment of Yan Song

Date: 4/2
Excerpts:
Waylaying the Horse (3pm & 5pm)
Sorrow Departure, excerpt from The Princess in Distress (4pm)

Date: 5/2
Excerpts: Stealing the Flute, excerpt from A Forced Match

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