Oberlin College and Conservatory

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Presents Cantonese Opera Scenes

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:30pm

Warner Concert Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Since 2013, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts has offered a Cantonese opera degree in an effort to preserve the traditional art form designated as one of the world’s key cultural heritages.

Cantonese opera presents stories of Chinese history and mythology with colorful costumes, distinctive falsetto singing punctuated by gongs, and intricate gestures rich with symbolism.


Introduction to Cantonese Opera


Demonstration of Northern Chinese Style Opera

    “Stealing the Magical Plant” from The Legend of the White Snake


Demonstration of Virtuality and Mimic Actions

    with Excerpts from The Jade Bracelet


The Chinese Opera Band Chinese

    Music (Percussion)

    Western Music (Melody)


Demonstration of Southern Chinese Opera Style

    with Excerpts from The Villian, the General, and the Heroic Beauty


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Academic, Opera Theater, Vocal Studies, Administrative, Concert Production, Conservatory of Music



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