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Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall

Showcasing operatic treasures from the museum's collection, including valuable items once used by renowned Cantonese opera artists, together with a reconstructed theatre in a bamboo shed and a variety of multimedia programmes, this gallery offers a wonderful insight into the history and unique characteristics of Cantonese opera.

An exhibition entitled "The Leading Actress, Perfidious Concubine and Beloved Grandma – Lee Hong Kum's Artistic Career" is on display at the Artist's Corner, showcasing about 50 exhibits meticulously selected from the collection of the renowned Cantonese opera star, Lee Hong Kum, to give the audience an opportunity to revisit her opera career and the remarkable performance she gave on the silver screen.


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Exhibit Highlights

Hair Accessories with Red Man-made Stones

Hair Accessories with Red Man-made Stones
Originally belonged to Ms. Chung Siu Lei

1940s-1950s
Donated by Mr. Jimmy Chung Yuen-ming

Special film issue, Two Heroes
Main Cast: Tang Pik Wan, Mak Bing Wing, Yu Kai, Leung Seng Po, Lee Heung Kum
Premiered on 3 December 1961

Donated by Mr. Chak Yu-kai

Special film issue, Two Heroes
Special Issue of the 2nd Performance of the Chor Fung Ming Opera Troupe

Special Issue of the 2nd Performance of the Chor Fung Ming Opera Troupe
1969

Donated by Ms. Ho Chi-hing

Performance Contract of the Jiqing Guild
1919

Donated by Dr. Leung Pui-kam

This contract is an important document for studying the early Red Boat Troupes, as anyone who wished to organize an opera performance had to employ the troupe through the Jiqing Guild.

Performance Contract of the Jiqing Guild
Dressing Table of Fung Wong Nui

Dressing Table of Fung Wong Nui

Donated by Mr. Sydney Lam

An essential piece of equipment for artists as they get made up.


White Sequined Costume for Ladies
1950s to 1970s

Donated by Ms. Lee Hong Kum

 

White Sequined Costume for Ladies
White Python Ceremonial Robe Embroidered with Dragon Motifs

White Python Ceremonial Robe Embroidered with Dragon Motifs
1980s to 1993

Donated by Dr. Lam Kar Sing