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Academy Chinese Opera: Gongs and Drums

Academy Chinese Opera: Gongs and Drums

Chinese Opera

02 - 03 July 202119:30

Venue : Academy Drama Theatre

Price Info : $45 - $90

Tickets will be available on HK Ticketing starting from 17 June

School / Department : School of Chinese Opera

Category : Academy Events Language : Performance in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

A recurring series of the School of Chinese Opera, Gongs and Drums presents distinctive works of Cantonese opera, celebrating the collective effort by students from the Music and Performance streams of the School. The programme includes Chinese music performance, Cantonese operatic song performance, and an excerpt of Cantonese opera. Played by students from the Music stream, the Chinese music performance will include several famous pieces, including Thunder in the DroughtBattling the Typhoon, A Moonlit Night on the Spring River, The Galloping Battle Horses, and Golden Snake Dance. The Cantonese operatic song performance Three Glimpses of the Princess is about the romantic and affectionate story of Feng Jiajin, the son of the minister, who learns that the royal girl Liu Jinding is unwell and pretends to be a doctor to visit the princess. The singing performance is followed by “Farewell” from Island of Farewell, which is about the Yuan army’s invasion of the south in the late Song Dynasty. Zhang Da, the former leader of Chaozhou, was demoted because of the emperor's mediocrity, and assisted Aunt Xu as an ordinary citizen in military affairs together with his wife Chen Biniang. Later, upon receiving the imperial mission, Zhang Da was urged to lead the rebel army. With the strong support of folks around, Zhang Da led the army to fight back, dedicating himself to his country. Hong Kong Cantonese opera star Ms. Wan Fai Yin MH will be the Guest Director of the play.  

 

Programme:

Chinese Music:
Thunder in the Drought
Battling the Typhoon
A Moonlit Night on the Spring River
The Galloping Battle Horses
Golden Snake Dance

Music Director: Chan King-tsun

 

Cantonese operatic song — Three Glimpses of the Princess

Vocal Coach: Mach Tuy Nghia
Movement Coach: Hong Hai

 

“Farewell” from Island of Farewell 
Guest Director: Wan Fai-yin MH (Visiting Artist)
Rehearsal Director: April Chow, Liu Li

 

Main Cast: Chen Jingru, Cheng Nga-lui, Deng Haipeng, Guo Shangkun, Ho Cheuk-ying, Ho Ka-yi, Angel Leung Sum-yee, Liang Zhenwen, Luo Yan, Zhou Leer

Set Designer: Li Pei-yee

Lighting Designer: Ivy Wong

Sound Designer: Essky Yik

Production Manager: Rica Chan Nga-wun

 

Performed and accompanied by the students of the Performance Stream and the Music Stream 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.

 

Gongs

Remarks:

This production is suitable for audience aged 6 or above.