Founder, Artistic Director, Lead Performer
Rosa Cheng is a talented Cantonese opera performer who offers versatility and diversity of styles in her singing and acting. Her career as a Cantonese opera artist started in 1993 and founded the Vancouver Cantonese Opera Company in 2000. She has since performed in a principal female role in many Cantonese opera repertoires. Some of her works include famous repertoires such as “The Yang’s Family”, “The Peony Pavilion”, “Princess Cheung Ping”, “The Battle of Hung Jau”, ”An Imperishable Love” for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic “Cultural Olympiad”, “The Concubine’s Vengeance” and “The Legend of the Purple Hairpin” . She takes every opportunity to refine and deepen her interpretation with every repertoire. She learned from many renowned Beijing opera artists like Mr. Siu Wah Lee and Ms. Xiao Fu Li. She is also an excellent teacher of Cantonese opera technique and singing. She dedicates herself to the preservation and promotion of Cantonese opera in Canada.
is a non-profit and charitable society with a mission to preserve and promote Cantonese opera in Canada.
Vancouver Cantonese Opera acknowledges that we work and perform on the unceded and traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.