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 […]