Chinatown Opera Festival
Chinatown Business Association (CBA) is proud to present ‘Chinatown Opera Festival 2019’, the first ever opera festival showcasing Singapore’s rich local heritage and culture. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, the festival will run from 20th to 24th November 2019 at the bustling Chinatown district, a go-to destination for both locals and tourists.
With this dynamic opera festival, travel back in time and relive the nostalgic days of performance art in the 1950s and 60s. Experience Chinese opera through exquisite performances, curated atmosphere accompanied with sentimental food items.
From Hainanese 琼剧 and Hokkien 福建戏 opera day performances to the more popular Cantonese opera 粤剧, expect an array of vibrant Cantonese opera night performances 粤剧 by Local and International troupe.
Other highlights at the festival are free activities for the public to enjoy, such as photo booth, colouring station, games stall and opera props display as well as teachings on “water sleeve" 水袖, and face changing 变脸 performances predominant in Chinese Opera.
Cantonese Opera粤剧Night Show details:
20th - 21st November, Wednesday & Thursday
Chinese Theatre Circle 敦煌剧坊 Performing:
Women warriors of the Yang Family《杨门女将》
General Di Qing《狄青闯三关》
The Patriotic Princess《帝女花》
22nd - 24th November, Friday to Sunday
Guangzhou HongDou 广州红豆粤剧团 Performing Excerpts:
22nd November, Friday
Monkey King and the Iron Fan《美猴王借扇》
White Dragon Pass《白龙关》
Fighting warrior Jiao Zhan《大焦赞》
Lu An Island《潞安洲》
General Lv Bu《吕布试马》
23rd November, Saturday
Aloe flower shop《芦花荡》
Selling hair for burial fund 《卖发》
Zhaojun goes beyond the Great Wall《昭君出塞》
Aunty Seven's shop《七姑姐开店》
Ma Fook Long sold his 3 arrows《马福龙卖箭》
Killing in the chanting hall 《斩经堂》
24th November, Sunday
The haunting by an ex-lover《活捉张三郎》
Plunging into the river《投江》
Killing in the temple《杀庙》
Visiting Mr Rat《访鼠》
Historic heroes Yue Fei and Yang Zaixing《岳飞与杨再兴》
Farewell My Concubine《霸王别姬》