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Group

Art of Cantonese Opera Association

Established in 2007 by renowned Cantonese opera artistic director and producer Danny Li Chi-kei, Art of Cantonese Opera is a non-profit professional organisation dedicated to the production of Cantonese opera and related projects

Produced numerous classics as well as newly commissioned work including adaptation of Shakespeare’s dramas. Presented in New York, Boston, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto

Strives to preserve and advance the art of Cantonese opera by creating new approaches to the art form while preserving its rich artistic and cultural heritage, exploring new elements from other art disciplines to merge with Cantonese opera, promoting to the younger generation as well as expanding the audience, demonstrating a strong commitment in upholding quality to bring Cantonese opera to world-class standard, and conducting research and other projects to further the development of Cantonese opera worldwide

Email

productions@acostage.org

 

Work

Floral Princess (Youth Edition)

In 1957, Floral Princess by Tong Tik-seng premiered in Hong Kong. An intriguing plot adapted from historical fiction combined with well-written script and melodic musical scores, it became an instant Cantonese opera classic.

Retelling the story, Floral Princess (Youth Edition) reiterates the story of Princess Changping, the last princess of the Ming Dynasty. Changping finally met her true lover Zhou Xixian, a talented scholar who is Changping’s match in every way. On the day they are to be wedded, she is ordered by her father, the Emperor, to give up her life for the honor of the royal family. How does a fifteen-year-old princess face her fate? What plans does Zhou Xixian have to save his princess?