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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will launch another wave of the “Cantonese Opera Libretti and Scripts – From Texts to Performance” series of talks in April.
 
     A total of five talks will be hosted by veteran Cantonese opera star Sun Kim-long. Acclaimed Cantonese opera performers will share with audiences their experiences of performing and interpreting the libretti of various well known repertories by renowned local playwrights. Details are as follows:
 
7.30pm, April 2 (Friday)
AC1, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Speaker: Lau Wai-ming
Topic: “Phenomenal New Talents”
 
3pm, April 3 (Saturday)
AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Speaker: Leung Wai-hong
Topic: “A Bright and Straight Road Ahead”
 
3pm, April 4 (Sunday)
AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Speaker: Lam Tin-yau
Topic: “Overcoming Hardships Has Its Rewards”
 
3pm, April 5 (Monday)
AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Speaker: Cheng Wing-mui
Topic: “It Takes Stamina to Weather the Storms”
 
3pm, April 6 (Tuesday)
AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Speaker: Wai Chun-fai
Topic: “Riding on the Road to Success”
 
     Sun Kim-long began his apprenticeship under the Cantonese opera master Wu Gongxia and studied martial arts from Xu Junhan. Besides appearing in an extensive number of stage performances, he is also actively involved in producing and promoting Cantonese opera. His works include “Reflection of Beauties in Lotus Pond”, and “The Green Jade Hairpin”. He was awarded Artist of the Year (Xiqu) at The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2018 by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2019, he was awarded a Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Sun is currently Vice Chairman of the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong.
 
     “Cantonese Opera Libretti and Scripts – From Texts to Performance” will be conducted in Cantonese and admission is free. Telephone registration is required. Please call 2268 7267 during office hours from 10am tomorrow (March 18) onwards. Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Details can be found on www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/programs_1055.html. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325.