April 18, 2015 The Legend of the Red Peony
楊枝露滴牡丹開

One day in the Tang court, the Tang Emperor is having an audience with his officials when one of them tries to flatter him. He tells the Emperor how well he has governed the kingdom, […]

July 11, 2015 The Romance of the Broken Mirror
隋宮十載菱花夢

Vancouver Cantonese Opera presents “The Legend of the Broken Mirror” on July 11, 2015 (Saturday), at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, at 7:00 p.m.

Seating plan (last updated May 28, 2015)

This opera is a tragic love […]

April 25, 2014 Happy Marriage Achieved
金鳳戲銀龍

Vancouver Cantonese Opera presents “Happy Marriage Achieved” on April 25th, 2014 (Friday), at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, at 7:00 p.m.

Seating plan (last updated: Feb 2, 2014)

Qiao Dan-feng, a brilliant girl with civil and military […]

Roles

There are six set roles:

mun mo sung (文武生) martial man of letters; the clean-shaven scholar-warrior
siu sung (小生) ‘young gentleman'; young scholar
fa dan (花旦) ‘flower’ of the ball; young belle
yee fa (二花) transliteration: ‘second flower'; supporting […]

Makeup

Applying makeup for Cantonese opera is a long and specialized process.

One of the most common styles is the “white and red face”: an application of white foundation, with red around the eyes and on the […]

紫釵記

12 more days to go….Vancouver Cantonese Opera is presenting “Legend of the Purple Hairpin” on August 24th, 2013 (Saturday) at the Michael J. Fox Theatre. 紫釵記將於2013年8月24日 公演,若你己經買了票,不要忘記來看戲。若還未購票,請從速購票。任白名劇不容錯過。