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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.


A special display "Cantonese Opera Costumes of Yore – An Evolution in Trends and Craftsmanship" is currently on display at the Artists' Corner. Through this exquisite display of our prized collection, this display presents the evolution of Cantonese opera costumes and the craftsmanship in different periods of time, with a view to paying tribute to the artists and crafters who had contributed tremendously to the development of Cantonese opera costumes through the ages.

 

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Exhibit Highlights

Special film issue, Two Heroes

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

Donated by Ms. Ho Chi-hing

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

 

Performance Contract of the Jiqing Guild

Performance Contract of the Jiqing Guild
1919

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.

Donated by Dr. Leung Pui-kam

 

White Sequined Robe
1950s to 1960s

Worn by Ng Kwan Lai when performing A Beauty's Grave.

Donated by Ms. Ng Kwan Lai

 

White Sequined Robe

 

Aqua Blue Gemstone Hair Accessories

Aqua Blue Gemstone Hair Accessories
1940s to 1950s
Originally belonged to Ms. Chun Siu Lei

Donated by Mr. Jimmy Chung Yuen-ming

 

Pink Official Robe Embroidered with Butterfly Motifs
1980s to Early 1990s

Worn by Lam Kar Sing when performing Torn between Love and Hate.

Donated by Dr. Lam Kar Sing

Pink Official Robe Embroidered with Butterfly Motifs

 



Links:
Ko Shan Theatre New Wing Cantonese Opera Education and Information Centre

Hong Kong Film Archive e-publication Heritage and Integration—A Study of Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Films