March 04, 2008

Recent performance

at Lee Foundation Theatre, NAFA Campus 3.

Pictures: Tung Onn Orchestra and some group photos.....





Nothing much to write about. Just 2 things:

1. There were 2 pairs of artistes from Australia (Chinese ladies) who sang two very looong songs. Surprisingly, they sang very well and with a lot of action, motion and emotion but without song scripts. The compere said that one of them can't understand Chinese. I take this to mean she can't read Chinese but can understand Cantonese which is not very unusual. But if she can't understand cantonese as well but memorized the whole song by heart, then it is really remarkable.

2. One elderly lady said that the theatre is not suitable for Chinese opera. Her reason: Chinese opera audience are old people and they don't like the steep steps in the theatre. I think if older fans have no leg problems it should be ok, but they must walk carefully lah. I didn't see that many old people in the theatre. Haha, but with longer life span, in future you may see fans of 80+ or 90 in the theatre.

But a good thing - the steep ascending rows of seats means that you will not be blocked by the heads in front of you.

Finally, a short clip for your entertainment. Quality not so good. Anyone who wishes to donate me a good video cam please leave a note in the comments.

1 comment:

Xinru said...

Hi frannxis, I find your blog very helpful for information on Chinese opera. I am doing an animation project about Cantonese Opera, because I would like to promote traditional local culture. Because I do not know enough about this art, I was wondering if you could help me out a little, by providing me with information. You can reach me at zouxinru@gmail.com
Hope to hear from you =]

Xinru