Macao General Association of Chinese Opera and Music
The Red Silk Romance

1/5 (Saturday)
8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 150, 100, 60

Directors: Peng Chiquan and Cai Fa
Principal Actors: Peng Chiquan, Chu Chan Wa, Ting Yick Sang, Lo Chek Fong, Chan Wing Yee, Zheng Xiaomin and Xian Jiantang

Originating in Southern China, Cantonese opera – also known as “grand opera” to the local Cantonese population – is a mesmerising performing art, which integrates music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics and acting plus wondrously colourful and symbolic costumes and make-up. Initially, the dialogues and sung numbers were performed in official Mandarin Chinese, but by the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a number of intellectuals in the region had begun to translate the operatic works into Cantonese, to popularise the revolutionary ideas they contained among the local people. Last year, Cantonese Opera was officially inscribed on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In celebration of this fact, prominent Cantonese Opera performers from Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao join together, bringing The Red Silk Romance to the Macao Cultural Centre stage.
The much loved work tells an amusing tale about two pairs of lovers facing the grim prospect of arranged marriages to the wrong partner. Cheong Chao Yan is in love with Cheong Lao Ut, a maiden unhappily betrothed to Sit Chun Lam, who has fallen in love with his fiancée’s sister Cheong Lao Fa. What follows are the trials and tribulations of four young people, in their struggle against tradition and on their quest for true love.

With surtitles in Chinese/ Synopsys in Portuguese
Duration: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval

* There is a seminar on 05/25 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Macao Polytechnic Institute (160, Rua de Berlim Seng Hoi Plaza Bldg. 2nd Fl., Room B10). Please dial 8399 6699 for Enquiries and Reservation.

Date: 25/05 (Tuesday)
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Place: Macao Polytechnic Institute (160, Rua de Berlim Seng Hoi Plaza Bldg. 2nd Fl., Room B10).
Free admission
Please dial 8399 6699 for enquiries and reservations.