Xiqu Centre Original Production: Experimental Cantonese Opera “Farewell My Concubine” (New Adaptation)

Xiqu Centre Original Production: Experimental Cantonese Opera “Farewell My Concubine” (New Adaptation)

Xiqu Centre Original Production: Experimental Cantonese Opera “Farewell My Concubine” (New Adaptation)

Xiqu Centre Original Production: Experimental Cantonese Opera “Farewell My Concubine” (New Adaptation)

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Overview

Award-winning production shedding new light on Cantonese opera

Overview

Blending traditional Cantonese opera techniques with contemporary stage and lighting design, this ground-breaking adaptation reimagines the last moments of a hero caught between reality and illusion.

 

The Xiqu Centre’s first commissioned work has received rave reviews for performances in various cities in Asia.

 

Awards:

  • “The 40 Most Influential Experimental Theatre in Contemporary China” by the 40th Anniversary of Experimental Theatre in China
  • “Honorary Credential Award” by Xiqu Opera Black Box Festival (Beijing) 2018, 2019
  • “2017 Best Experimental Xiqu” by China (Beijing) Performing Arts Expo 2018

 

A level of artistry rarely seen in Hong Kong. Excellent plot, acting and singing.
── Man Lai-fung, Hong Kong Cantonese opera performer

 

A quality production that dazzles your eyes, touches your heart and captures your imagination.
── Wu Tong, Deputy Director of the Chinese Theatre Literature Association (Beijing, China)

 

Title Sponsor:

Friends of Hong Kong Association Ltd

 

Produced by:

Xiqu Centre

 

Artistic and Production Team: 
Producer: Naomi Chung*
Playwrights / Directors / Music Arrangers: Keith Lai, Janet Wong
Technical Director: Rae Wu*
Set Designer: Wong Yat-kwan
Lighting Designer: Leo Siu
Sound Designer: Wan San-hong
Costume Designer: Mandy Tam
Headgear Designer: Ken Tsang
Assistant Producer: Peter Lee*
Production Managers: Fanny Lo*, Katrina Chan*
Producer’s Assistants: Novia Chong*, Hazel Yau*

 

Cast: 
Keith Lai as Xiang Yu
Janet Wong as Yuji (Concubine Yu)
Ng Lap-hei as Groom / Soldier

 

Musicians: 
Ensemble Leader: Mao Yijun
Percussion Ensemble Leader: Chan Ting-pong
Musicians: (In alphabetical order): Chen Yifan, He Zhuotao, Ho Cheuk-chun, Lai Ka-wai, Leung Shuk-in, Ko Wing-hei, So Siu-fun, Wong Yuen-ling, Zhong Shi-ling 

 

Production Team of 2016 premiere: 
Lighting Designer: Allen Fung
Sound Designer: Yuen Cheuk-wa
Costume Designer: Mandy Tam 

 

*Staff of West Kowloon Cultural District

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