Lady Anguo

National Peking Opera Company (Mainland China)

23/5|Tuesday|20:00     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 280, 200, 100

In 1127 during the Jin-Song Wars, Emperor Gaozong of the Song dynasty faces the enemy from the north with great fear as his rule declines. The Jin army is waiting for the right opportunity to attack, while the defectors and bandits within the territory of Song continue to weaken the power of the court. With enemies at the door from outside and within, heroine Liang Hongyu stands up to quell Song’s internal turmoil by leaving her young son behind and travelling hundreds of miles overnight to join her husband General Han Shizhong. Meanwhile, the Jin troops storm in and the Song army is seriously outnumbered. Liang Hongyu comes up with a clever tactic and leads a victorious battle against the enemy.

Lady Anguo is a recent historical piece adapted by Li Ruihuan with the National Peking Opera Company from China. Specialising in adapting production of classical plays of Peking opera, Li Ruihuan provides an exquisitely concise and refreshing representation of the charm of historical classics. Lady Anguo was one of the highlights of the 7th China Peking Opera Art Festival, bringing together some of Peking opera’s stellar artists, including national first-class performers Zhang Jianguo and Tian Lei, as well as renowned Peking opera director Gao Mukun. It was highly praised by the audience and critics alike during its performances in Beijing and Shanghai for its multi-dimensional and character building, fast-paced story-telling, and the delightful style of stage performance.

Duration: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, no interval
Performed in Hubei and Beijing dialects, with  surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English

Playwright: Li Ruihuan
Director: Gao Mukun
Executive Director: Gao Chen

Characters and Cast
Liang Hongyu: Guo Xiao
Zhu Shengfei: Zhang Jianguo
Han Shizhong: Tian Lei