The Xiqu Centre’s Tea House Theatre Experience is specially designed to introduce new audiences to Cantonese opera — the local form of Chinese opera or Xiqu. Presented by our very own Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, the performance showcases a selection of short excerpts demonstrating a range of vocal and music styles. It also includes narration by an expert moderator to help newcomers gain insight into the history of the art form.
The programme features a new and varying selection of popular instrumental music, songs and Cantonese opera excerpts exploring tales of romance, comedy, tragedy and martial arts.
|Wind and Percussion Music Performance||Wind in the Pines
Pomegranate Blossom / Melancholy
*Performance includes one sung piece
|Music Ensemble Performance||Village Dawn, The Full Moon, Awakened Lions
A Happy Marriage, Tears of the Red Candle, In Celebration of Good Times
Birds Returning to the Woods, Pacing Horses
*Performance includes a selection of medley
|Cantonese Opera Song Selection||Romance of the Phoenix Tower / “Memorial Speech” from The Moon
Pavilion/Seeking a Beauty/Strengthening Resolve/Vermilion Phoenix / Lady Zhaojun Going beyond the Great Wall / Dream Reunion/Wandering the Lakes
*Performance includes one song
|Cantonese Opera Excerpt Performance||“Saving Pui from the Trap” from The Reincarnation of Red Plum
“Farewell” from The Butterfly Lovers
“Meeting in a Dream” from Goddess of the Luo River
Muk Kwai-ying Proposes Marriage
The White Dragon Pass
“A Duel of Immortal Snakes” from The Legend of the White Snake
*Performance includes two excerpts Performance
However much you know about Cantonese opera, or Chinese history and culture in general, the Tea House Theatre promises to be a fun and eye-opening experience for all. Join us and discover for yourself!
Performances run from Friday to Sunday every week.
Please note, as we are currently unable to serve tea and dim sum, we are offering a 15% discount on all Tea House Theatre Experience tickets.
|Law Ka-ying||Artistic Curator and Director|
Special thanks to:
Yam Kim Fai & Pak Suet Sin Charitable Foundation