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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]