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Discovering Chinese Opera:  Gongs and Drums 戲曲大探索:鑼鼓響
Discovering Chinese Opera:  Gongs and Drums 戲曲大探索:鑼鼓響

Thu, 29 Jun


HKAPA 香港演藝學院

Discovering Chinese Opera: Gongs and Drums 戲曲大探索:鑼鼓響

Open Dress Rehearsal 粵劇總綵排

Time & Location

29 Jun 2023, 7:30 pm – 30 Jun 2023, 9:30 pm

HKAPA 香港演藝學院, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

About the Event



日期│2023年 6 月 29 日


地點│香港演藝學院 廖湯慧靄戲劇院



截止報名│2023年 6 月 22 日

查詢│2584 8703 /

Participants will watch the Dress Rehearsal of an Academy Chinese Opera production. 

Participants│School students and teachers

Date│29 Jun 2023


Venue│Rita Tong Liu Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


Registration │

Deadline of registration│22 Jun 2023

Enquiries│2584 8703 /


The Cantonese Opera Forty Years of Cherished Love tells the sad love story of the Song poet Lu You and his wife Tang Wan. After three years of marriage, Tang does not get pregnant, so her mother-in-law – a devout Buddhist gullible to malicious gossip – forces her to become a nun and orders her son to marry Wang Chun’e. Tang is so devastated that she decides to take her own life but is saved by Zhao Shicheng. She marries Zhao to stop Lu's yearning for her. It is a painful severance for the two who still love each other, and when they remarry on the same day, the wedding music becomes lamenting songs. Three years later, Lu runs into Tang and Zhao at the Shen Garden, churning up mixed feelings and memories for both Lu and Tang. Lu inscribes on the wall a poem The Phoenix Hairpin before he leaves. Tang reads it and is heartbroken, so much so that she falls ill. She responds with another poem, then slowly pines away until she dies. Forty years later, Lu visits the Shen Garden again. He laments the demise of his love and his country as he reminisces the past, with sigh after sigh.

*是次《演藝之旅2022/23》活動承蒙華懋集團贊助 This Creative Journey 2022/23 activity is sponsored by Chinachem Group

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