The Woman from Huizhou - Huangmei Opera

Anqing Huangmei Opera Troupe, Anhui (Mainland China)

Sunday, March 21, 2004 20:00     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium    

The Woman from Huizhou, a new Huangmei opera, incorporates several new and innovative elements. Unpredictable stagecraft and innovative directing combine with Han Zaifen’s remarkably true-to-life performance and a score that is almost symphonic to make The Woman from Huizhou the antithesis of traditional Huangmei opera. Light, happy themes are replaced with depth, dignity and soul-stirring, thought-provoking ideas. The result is a powerful artistic punch. At the same time, the opera depicts the romantic charm of the culture of Huizhou. The end result is a brave new world for Huangmei opera.

The Woman from Huizhou has gained renown throughout China and has been performed almost one hundred times. Excellent reviews continue to flood in.


Planning, lead actress: Han Zaifen
Director: Chen Xinyi, Liu Yuncheng
Playwright: Chen Xinyi, Cao Qijing
Choreography: Gao Guangjian
Lighting design: Xing Xin

(Subtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English)