Expo Programmes
The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong
Cantonese Opera in the Civil and Martial Traditions
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
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Date and time (HKT)
16 Oct (Wed) - 17 Oct (Thu) 19:30
Pass holder
Full pass holders are eligible to reserve a seat
Performed in Cantonese

On the basis of the Hong Kong branch of the Guangdong Professional Union for Cantonese Opera Performers, The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong (CAAHK) was re-registered as a professional organisation for Cantonese Opera performers Hong Kong in 1953. While developing the art of traditional Cantonese Opera and protecting the rights and welfare of fellow performers, CAAHK is committed to establish and protect the survival mechanism of Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong, to strengthen the inheritance system and enhance the communication with various stakeholders in the society, thereby passing down the tradition of Cantonese Opera in a dynamic fashion.

Two classic Cantonese Operas, The Legend of Purple Hairpin from the civil category and Thunderous Battle Drums from the martial category, will be performed in their original full-length version on two evenings respectively. The cast of ‘six pillars’ will feature both veteran and young actors, aims to present the new generation of local Cantonese Opera talents and demonstrate the successful passing of the baton from the older to the younger generation of Hong Kong Cantonese Opera.

Photo provided by The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong.

  • You are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.
  • Leisure and Cultural Services Department reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice.