Lecture II and performance of "The Tale of the Purple Hairpin"

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Originating from Southern China’s Guangdong province, Cantonese opera represents a significant part of Chinese opera.  It is a traditional Chinese art form which incorporates stories drawn from Chinese history and iconic Chinese classics and myths.  Being a multi-disciplinary art form, Cantonese opera often involves music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting. 

Further, the philosophies and culture of the Chinese people are infused in the plays, often reflecting virtues such as loyalty, love, patriotism and faithfulness.

To help its appreciation, the HKU Museum Society is pleased to present the second installment of the Cantonese Opera Appreciation Series of lecture, backstage visit and performance for The Tale of the Purple Hairpin《紫釵記》.

The lectures are given by two experts in history, arts and culture, Ms. Lee Meiyin & Dr. Irene Tsang. Performing artist 李沛妍Ms. Li-Pui-yan, will be at the lectures to add perspective as the leading lady.

We will visit theatre backstage lead by a trained docent who speak both English & Chinese to see Performing artist李沛妍Ms. Li-Pui-yan dressed and make-up for her female role in the Cantonese Opera performance.  The performance will be in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.