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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.

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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
18(H) x 12.5 (W) cm
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
25.9(H) x 18.7(W) cm
Donated by Ms. Ho Chi-hing

Performance Contract of the Jiqing Guild
1919
46.5 (H) x 29 (W) cm
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
Blue Embroidered Women's Python Ceremonial Robe and Phoenix Coronet

Blue Embroidered Women's Python Ceremonial Robe and Phoenix Coronet
1970s
Donated by Ms. Ng Kwan Lai

The python ceremonial robe was worn by Ng Kwan Lai in The Sounds of Battle.

Dressing Table of Fung Wong Nui
58 (L) x 104 (W) x 152 (H) cm
Donated by Mr. Sydney Lam

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

Dressing Table of Fung Wong Nui
Yellow Grand Armour Embroidered with Dragon Motifs

Yellow Grand Armour Embroidered with Dragon Motifs
1980s-1994
Donated by Dr. Lam Kar Sing

This grand armour was worn by Lam Kar Sing in The Sounds of Battle.