To celebrate the Chinese New Year with residents, the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the Ministry of Culture of China of the PRC and the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the PRC and the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the MSAR Government, as well as the cooperation of the Shanxi Provincial Department of Culture, jointly present the dance drama Opera Warriors, in the “Happy Chinese New Year” series, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium on 3 March, at 8pm. Tickets will be on sale from Thursday (1 February) at the Macau Ticketing Network.
Opera Warriors is a dance drama written by renowned Hong Kong author Lillian Lee and produced by the Shanxi Huajin Dance Drama Ensemble. The plot takes the life stories of three actors in an opera class to show the feelings between mentors and disciples, fathers and sons and brothers, feelings of love, resentment, the vicissitudes of social life and an unyielding spirit, among others. It also narrates the diligence, positive attitude and persistence of the youngest brother, who lacks talent and secure living conditions, revealing the virtue of perseverance, diligence and innovation, which are the essence of the Chinese culture.
Through a combination of classical Chinese dance, traditional Chinese opera and Chinese opera elements from Shanxi, the opera uses modern thinking and perspectives to trigger reflections on the past and on the philosophy of life close by the audience.
Tickets for the show are priced at MOP200, MOP150 and MOP100, with various discount packages available. Holders of a valid Macao Resident Identity Card will be offered a 50% discount for ticket purchase on or before 16 February; holders of a valid Student Card, Teacher Card, Macao Senior Citizen Card or a Disability Assessment Registration Card will also be offered a 50% discount during the entire sale period of any purchases at the outlets or online (www.macauticket.com). Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555. For details and programme enquiries, please visit the Cultural Affairs Bureau webpage at www.icm.gov.mo or call through tel. no. 8399 6699 during office hours.