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Permanent Exhibitions
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.




Exhibit Highlights


Clay Print Libretto
Clay Print Libretto
Repertoire: Madame Butterfly
Authored by Ma Sze Tsang
Starring Sit Kok Sin, Hung Sin Nui, Ma Sze Tsang,
Fung Wong Nui
1930s
Donated by Mr. Liu Hon-wo
Chun Lan Yat Po
Lyrics - The Story of Selling Horses
4 November 1959
Donated by Mr. Hui Chiu-man
Chun Lan Yat Po
Embroidered Grand Armour and Martial Flag
Embroidered Grand Armour and Martial Flag
Embroidered Grand Armour and Martial Flag
1960s-1970s
Donated by Ms. Ng Kwan Lai
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
Stage Performance of "Riding the Cart" by Lang Chi Pak
Stage Performance of "Riding the Cart" by Lang Chi Pak
1970s
9 (H) x 12.5 (W) cm
Donated by Mr. Lai Yuk-shi

"The Joint Investiture" is a traditional pre-opening show in Cantonese Opera that features the entire cast as well as all their costumes and accessories. "King of Mou Sang" Lang Chi Pak, here performs his distinguished "riding cart", which enjoys a high reputation among troupes.
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
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