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Academy Chinese Opera: Gongs and Drums

Academy Chinese Opera: Gongs and Drums

Chinese Opera

29 - 30 July 202219:30

Venue : Rita Tong Liu Drama Theatre

Price Info : $45 - $90

Tickets available at HK Ticketing

School / Department : School of Chinese Opera

Category : Academy Events

Presenter : The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

The School of Chinese Opera is delighted to present three Cantonese opera excerpts of contrasting styles and performance techniques in Gongs and Drums'Lodging at the inn' from The Sword of the Valiant demonstrates brilliant and exciting martial art of Cantonese opera.  Adapted from Kunqu opera, ‘Stealing the verse’ from The Romance of the Jade Hairpin depicts the secret romantic engagement of Pan Bizheng, the scholar, and Chen Miaochang, the nun. Directed by the famous Xiqu director Lau Shunthe traditional Cantonese opera work Ping Gui Bids Farewell features delicate acting skills and traditional performance techniques. Gongs and Drums performance series brings enjoyable performances by students from the music and performance streams to the audience.

 

Programme:

'Lodging at the inn' from The Sword of the Valiant

Director: Tsai Chih-wei
Cast: Cheng Nga-lui, Deng Haipang, Zhou Leer
Orchestra: Chan Chun-ho, Chau Ho-yeung, Chen Yi, He Zhuotao, Lam Sze-hang, Lam Yuet-ying, Lei Caiping, Leung Wing-Nga, Li Xiaoqian, Liu Rui, Lung Lok-yun, Ng Ka-po, Ng Ka-yiu, Tang Chi-kin, Tsoi Sheung-yin, Tsung Tsun-fung, Wong Cheuk-lam, Zhu Xiaolin

 

'Stealing the verse' from The Romance of Jade Hairpin

Director:  Ying Kam-sha
Cast: Chen Jingru, Ho Ka-yi, Wong On-ching
Orchestra: Chan Chun-ho, Chau Ho-yeung, Chen Yi, He Zhuotao, Lam Sze-hang, Lam Yuet-ying, Lei Caiping, Leung Wing-Nga, Li Xiaoqian, Liu Rui, Lung Lok-yun, Ng Ka-po, Ng Ka-yiu, Tang Chi-kin, Tsoi Sheung-yin, Tsung Tsun-fung, Wong Cheuk-lam, Zhu Xiaolin

 

Ping Gui Bids Farewell

Guest Director: Lau Shun (Visiting Artist)
Rehearsal Director: Hong Hai
Cast: Guo Shangkun, Ho Cheuk-ying, Angel Leung Sum-yee, Leung Wing-tung, Mak Hei-wah
Orchestra: Chan Chun-ho, Chan Fung-ting, Chan Fung-yan, Chau Ho-yeung, Cheng Man-ni, Cheok Wai-hang, He Zhuotao, Lei Caiping, Leung Ching, Li Xiaoqian, Li Yan-nga, Lo Oi-ying, Lung Lok-yun, Luo Anlan, Ng Ka-po, Tang Chi-kin, Wong Cheuk-lam, Zhong Shiling

 

 

Set Designer: Ryan Lo

Lighting Designer: Kelvin Woo King-lung

Sound Designer: Essky Yik

Production Manager:Chan Nok-hang

 

Performed and accompanied by students of the Performance Major and the Music Major of the Academy’s School of Chinese Opera. Members of the production team are students and faculty from the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts.

Remarks:

This production is suitable for audience aged 6 or above.