A Night of Cantonese Opera
Writer: Dominic Luk
Published: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
For only two days over this weekend, The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat will be presenting ‘A Night of Cantonese Operas IX’. Held at Pentas 2 of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in Sentul, this thrilling cultural event will showcase popular classic tales and legends, told under the masterful direction of Madam Kam.
Madam Kam, who hails from Hong Kong and has settled in Malaysia, was born into a family of Cantonese opera singers and began her education in the skill at a very earl age. In 1968, she became a full-time Cantonese opera actor and now performs all around the world.
Held over two days, the show will feature different stories each day, giving you a very good reason to go on both days to fully enjoy the experience.
This traditional Chinese art form involves music, singing, acting, martial arts, and acrobatics. Apart from being entertaining and fun, shows like these carry strong moral values and lessons that inspire audiences to think about their own lives. The tales are told creatively and although traditional, it is never boring.
On March 30 (8pm), the tales that will be presented are: Flirting Scholar, Marriage of the Silver & Armoured Horse – Part 2, and Lady Warrior Faan. On Sunday (3pm), the talented group will present: Tragedy in Suiyang, Massacre of the Ziu Family, and Lady Minister.
Even if you do not understand Cantonese, this is still a good show to watch and absorb cultural styles and methods of telling historical legends. The synopsis of each story will also be provided in English to assist those who are not fluent in Cantonese.
March 30, 8pm; March 31, 3pm
Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
RM38 for adults
RM23 for students, the Disabled, and TAS Card Members
You can purchase tickets from the Box Office at The Actors Studio (03-21442009 / 21432009) or at KLPAC (+603-40479000)