Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium
Tickets: MOP 200, 150, 120
Playwright: Li Ruihuan
Director: Gao Mukun
Assistant Director: Gao Chen
Vocal Style Coach: Qiu Xiaobo
Music Designers: Zhu Shijie and Li Jinping
Set Designer: Dong Yongmao
Lighting Designer: Li Jingcheng
Costume Designer: Jiang Lianqi
Makeup Designer: Wang Fan
Producer: Song Guanlin
Chief Executive Producer: Yin Xiaodong
Executive Producers: Lu Huijun, Li Jinping and Liu Tong
Scenographic Producers: Zhang Qingzhu, Yu Lide and Yu Yuegang
Characters and Cast:
Han Yuniang — Dong Yuanyuan / Cheng Pengju — Zhang Jianguo
He — Kou Chunhua / Li — Zhang Lan / Young Master Hu — Lu Kunshan / Zhao Xun — Wang Xudong / Old Nun — Zhang Yaning
Han Yuniang is a Beijing Opera adaptation of Mei Lanfang’s renowned patriotic work Remorse at Death. Featuring in the opera’s title role is Dong Yuanyuan, a performer renowned for her precise and delicate style, able to vividly portray the sad yet beautiful character of the story’s heroine.
Set in China’s Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), the opera recounts the marriage and wartime separation of Han Yuniang and her husband Cheng Pengju, as the Southern Song Empire is invaded by Jurchens from the north. Cheng joins the Song army in defence of the nation, and in his absence Han is captured and sold as a concubine. She eventually escapes and finds refuge in a nunnery. At the moment she and Cheng are finally reunited, the now senile Han dies in his arms.
Han Yuniang was awarded the Special Honour for an Adaptation at the 5th China Beijing Opera Art Festival, recognised as “a rare and successful adaptation of traditional opera, that inherits the spirit of the original and breathes with new aspiration.”
Don’t miss the Macao debut of this timeless classic!
With surtitles in Chinese
Duration: approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, no interval