September 02, 2013

邵振環 Siu Chan Wan

Last Saturday I watched Siu Chan Wan perform an excerpt at Kreta Ayer People's Theatre. It was only the second time I watched him. The first time was in 2002 during Pat Woh Wui Koon's 145th anniversary celebrations, also at Kreta Ayer People's Theatre (see second picture).

This is Siu Chan Wan. My camera was not functioning well. The flash didn't work, so this blur photo.

 

From his performance that night I think he must be an outstanding and competent xiao sheng during his prime years, handsome and with many many fans. One opera fan said he is 82 but some believe he is older. Anyone knows?

5 comments:

tingyu_06 said...

粵劇大辭典 shown that Siu born in 1922 !

fr said...

Thanks for the information. That means Siu Chan Wan is 91.

Allana said...

Oh wow!Yes, he was a very good performer. Used to watch his shows in the Chinese Assembly Hall, KL in the 70's!

CC Lee said...

I watched him when I was a teenager in the 60s. He was performing in the then Happy World (later renamed as Gay World). A very popular “sheng” at that time, though I may not even know what a “sheng” is at that age.

CC Lee said...

BTW, his last name WAN, in Chinese is 寰 and not 環.