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Cantonese Opera Day to be held next Sunday
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will hold the 15th Cantonese Opera Day next Sunday (November 26) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC) and the Hong Kong Space Museum. Admission is free.

     The entertaining annual event will start at 11.30am and feature a variety of activities to be held in the Concert Hall, Piazza, Foyer, Exhibition Gallery and conference rooms of the HKCC and the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Space Museum for family enjoyment.

     Programmes will include performances of the drama "Backstage"; Cantonese opera excerpts and operatic songs; talks; demonstration workshops on Cantonese opera stylised movement and posture, parent-child face mask drawing and make-up, music and singing styles; stall games; a Cantonese opera riddle quiz; and an animated film show. Cantonese opera virtuosos Lee Lung, Nam Fung, Sun Kim-long, Wong Chiu-kwan, Ng Chin-fung, Wan Fai-yin, Wai Chun-fai, Chan Wing-yee, Tam Sin-hung and Lau Wai-ming will also be present for autograph signing.

     To further Hong Kong's image as a centre of Chinese as well as Western culture, Putonghua and English guided tours for the event will be offered to introduce this legendary art form to visitors.

     Since 2003, the cultural sectors of Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong have designated the last Sunday of every November as Cantonese Opera Day to promote the valuable vernacular art of Cantonese opera. By holding this territory-wide activity on a regular basis, it is hoped that a broader audience base can be developed to hold the torch of Cantonese opera alight for future generations.

     For more information, please refer to the programme leaflet or visit the website at www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/programs_378.html. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325.
Ends/Thursday, November 16, 2017
Issued at HKT 10:00
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