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Director of the HKETO watches "Monkey King" Cantonese opera performance

Posted in: Press Releases

September 10, 2016


The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, watched the Cantonese opera performance of “Monkey King” jointly presented by the visiting Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and the local performing group Starlight Chinese Opera Performing Arts Centre at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto on September 10.

Speaking before the event, Miss Chan said that Cantonese opera was inscribed in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.  Hong Kong is keen on preserving, succeeding and revitalising the sophisticated art, and sharing it with wider communities.  The HKETO was delighted to support the performance.

With its careful adaptation, elaborate costumes and spectacular stunts, the performance was successful and received a standing ovation from the audience.

The visiting Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe was led by the HKAPA’s Founding Chair of School of Chinese Opera Dr Fredric Mao.

A reception was held after the performance at which the audience had good exchanges with the performers.

 

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) Miss Kathy Chan speaks to the audience before the Cantonese opera performance of 'Monkey King' on September 10. Picture shows Miss Chan and the Founding Chair of School of Chinese Opera of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Dr Fredric Mao, (centre) take a picture on the stage after giving speech.

Miss Chan is in a group picture with Dr Mao, opera performers and some audience members at the post-performance reception.

Chinese version on next page.

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