Madam Green Snake - TALK in Cantonese


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  • This event is presented in Cantonese.
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This is a pre-event talk about opera - "Madam Green Snake".

Chinese Theatre Circle Limited (CTC), in collaboration with Kreta Ayer Community Club Chinese Opera Group and China Guangzhou Hong Dow Cantonese Opera Group, is organising and presenting the Singapore Cantonese Opera Festival from 21 - 24 July 2016 to provide greater impetus to the promotion and development of Chinese Opera in general, and Cantonese Opera in particular. In furtherance of CTC's vision in developing tomorrow's Chinese Opera, the Festival programme is specially designed to highlight CTC's effort in making Chinese Opera relevant in our modern society as well as showcasing upcoming talents groomed by CTC. There will be three different full-length operas and one session of "Cantonese Opera Extravaganza" as follows:-

(i) 21 July 2016 at 7.30 pm - "A Costly Impulse", a China script featuring CTC's Artistic Director cum Cultural Medallion recipient Joanna Wong partnering China's Plum Blossom Award winner Mr Ow Khai Ming in a story about the tragic consequences of a jealous Emperor's unfounded suspicion over his Empress' alleged infidelity;

(ii) 22 July 2016 at 7.30 pm - "Mystery Of The Embroidered Shoe", a Hong Kong script featuring Chan Mei Yin, Chan Mei Leng, and Lo Siu Ling, all groomed by Joanna Wong to take centrestage, in a story of how a witty magistrate solved a murder by matching an embroidered shoe left at the crime scene with that concealed by the suspect;

(iii) 23 July 2016 at 7.30 pm - "Madam Green Snake", a creative opera written by homegrown playwright Leslie Wong featuring world award winner See Too Hoi Siang in a story that is a sequel to the legend of the popular household tale of "Madam White Snake";

(iv) 24 July 2016 at 2.00 pm - "Cantonese Opera Extravaganza" comprising two excerpts "Dream At The River Luo" and "Joy At The Imperial garden" featuring latest upcoming talents Tina Wong and Henry Wong, and six other excerpts and one song.

It is pertinent to emphasise that "Madam Green Snake" is the highlight of the Festival. Leslie Wong has condensed the opera to a two and a half hour production specially directed by veteran China Cantonese Opera director Chen Xiao Mei, and in which See Too Hoi Siang will display her newly acquired skills of "Bian Lien" (Face Changing) and her martial art prowess at wielding two swords with long tassles. The opera will also showcase a blend of classical Chinese music (hua yue), Beijing Opera music, and Cantonese music. The opera has recently been presented in June at the prestigious China Guangzhou International Cantonese Festival 2016.

All performances will be staged at the Drama Centre and accompanied by both English and Chinese subtitles.

20% discount for senior citizens aged 60 and above, students, and members of Passion Card.

Event Timeline
Sun Jul 10, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Standard & PAssion Card discount (incl. handling fee) $11.00
Senior Citizen (incl. handling fee) $9.00
Student (incl. handling fee) $9.00

On sale until Jul 10, 2016, 12:00:00 AM

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100 Victoria Street, National Library Building Level 3, Singapore 188064 Singapore
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