The Cantonese Opera Concert on “Dream of the Red Chamber” is one of the signature programmes for the 30th Anniversary celebrations of The Open University of Hong Kong. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest novels of world literature, Dream of the Red Chamber is also one of the four most reputable Chinese classical novels which have had far-reaching impact on the development of Chinese literature over many years. The depiction of the beautiful yet disheartening love story between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, also the main plot of the novel, becomes the most touching part of the story. The programme will feature a combination of dance performance, expert dialogue as well as excerpts of Cantonese opera. Renowned local theatre director Mr Fredric Mao is invited to be the Artistic Director of the programme to stage a gorgeous and fascinating production, which will bring the audience to revisit the enchanting and unforgettable love story between Baoyu and Daiyu.
Renowned scholars Professor Kenneth Pai Hsien-yung and Professor Liu Zaifu are invited to share their insights of the world literature Dream of the Red Chamber with the audience through a recorded video interview. A number of Cantonese Opera stars and young talents will perform, including Jiang Wenduan, Li Qiuyuan, Tse Kwok Cheung, King Fa Lui, Chan Kei Ting, Wang Zhiliang, Lin Yingshi, Chin Shan and Cheng Nga-ki. Hong Kong Dance Company Artistic Director Yang Yuntao is also invited to be the choreographer for one of the scenes of the show.
1 June 2019 (Saturday)
Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre
Cantonese with Chinese surtitles
The Open University of Hong Kong
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Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients, Child aged 7 -12 and full-time students. Concessionary tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.
Ticket sales starts from 15 April 2019 (Monday), 10am.