Cantonese Opera Quintessence (25 Nov)


Romance and sacrifice, scholars and warriors, heroes versus villains... Be mesmerized by captivating stories in Cantonese Opera Quintessence.

Happening on 24 and 25 November 2017, the event comprises two evenings of songs and excerpts from famous plays performed by local veteran and younger practitioners, side by side well-known foreign professional artistes. The production highlights the quintessence of Cantonese Opera, an art form that has been inscribed in UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

The programme for each evening is different. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/coss92sg).

[Select and purchase your tickets from this event page for the 25 Nov 2017 show.]

Performed in Cantonese with surtitles in English and Chinese.

Programme for 25 November 2017 (Sat)

Bosom Friends (高山流水会知音) – Yu Boya breaks his zither upon the death of his bosom friend and meets him in his dream.

Wu Song Kills a Tiger (武松打虎) – Listen to a captivating story by the hero from the classic, Outlaws of the Marsh, of how he kills a ferocious tiger.

Sacrificing a Son (万古流芳之捨子) – A physician sacrifices his own son to repay the kindness of his benefactor.

Moonlight Rendezvous (张生待月) – A special rendition of an aria about a scholar waiting for his lady-love one evening.

Injustice Undone (血溅乌纱之夜审) – A magistrate vows to uphold justice when the daughter of the wrongfully accused kills herself.

Battle of Lu An Zhou (潞安州) – A touching duet that could move you to tears with the performers’ vocal power.

Farewell, My Love (新霸王别姬) From the classic story about the defeated Xiang Yu bidding farewell to his beloved concubine.

(The presenter/organizer reserves the right to change the programme without prior notice.)

[Select and purchase your tickets from http://quintessence.peatix.com for the 24 Nov 2017 show.]

Here is an image of the ticket categories and seating areas for reference:

[To enjoy discount for students, proof of identity must be produced upon demand by ushers at the theatre before admission.]

[To purchase Category E at a discount for students, please enter discount code "STU".]

Sat Nov 25, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:50 PM SGT
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Category E SOLD OUT $20.00
Category D SOLD OUT $30.00
Category C SOLD OUT $40.00
Venue Address
3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461 Singapore
Approx 10 mins walk from Redhill MRT Station. Buses stopping at the Theatre: 14, 147, 196, 197, 855, 961.