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34th Macao Arts Festival

 

Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the 34th Macao Arts Festival will present 19 selected programmes and 23 outreach activities under the theme 'Wondrous Encounters', from 3 May to 7 June. Covering theatre, Chinese opera, dance, circus, music and visual arts, the event kicks off with Jungle Book reimagined, a dance theatre production that reshapes a classic tale. Closing this year's edition, the Sino-Portuguese Concert will highlight cultural exchanges between China and the West. The Zhen Hua Sing Cantonese Opera Association will present Under the Pagoda Tree, a novel production that explores innovation, merging new technologies with traditional arts. The singing diva Frances Yip and the Macao Chinese Orchestra will step on stage to entertain music fans with classic hits.

The Festival features a number of programmes that reinterpret classics with innovative approaches, taking the audience on a journey of wondrous encounters.

Tickets for the 34th Macao Arts Festival are now on sale at the Macao Ticketing Network outlets and Cotai Ticketing. For more details, please visit the Festival's webpage at www.icm.gov.mo/fam, or Facebook (search "Macao Arts Festival").

Frances Yip and Macao Chinese Orchestra

Here comes the overwhelming voice!

Known as Asia's "Queen of Songs", Frances Yip became extremely famous in the 1980s with the tune The Bund. Her powerful yet tender voice is a delight to the ears. For more than half a century, myriads of her Cantonese songs have been household names, with several of them hit theme songs of Hong Kong soap operas in the 1980s and 1990s, from the well-known Myriad Emotions to The Beauty and the period drama The Bund III.

A passionate performer, Frances Yip has sung in more than 30 countries delighting her admirers all over the world. Performing with the Macao Chinese Orchestra, the well-beloved diva will interpret the best of her songbook, transporting the audience back to the imagery of The Legend of Wonder Lady and The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, indulging her legion of fans with timeless hits.

Conductor: Chew Hee Chiat
Vocals: Frances Yip
Special Guest: Bo Luk
Macao Chinese Orchestra

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one interval

 
VENUE
Londoner Theatre


DATE & TIME
25 May, 2024 (Sat.), 8:00pm


CATEGORIES
Concert

*Admissions will be granted to persons aged 6 and above.

 

New Cantonese Opera "Under the Pagoda Tree"

Zhen Hua Sing Cantonese Opera Association

 

Between a hundred days and eternity

While gazing at the mortal world from the heavens, the Seventh Fairy, daughter of the Emperor of Heaven, is moved by the hardships endured by Dong Yong, a dutiful son who is trying to bury his father. Tired of the grim life at the palace, feeling compassion for the young man, the celestial maiden descends to Earth and, without permission, marries Dong Yong under a pagoda tree. One hundred days after the marriage, the Emperor hears about the romance and orders her immediate return. Reluctantly, the lovers must say goodbye...

The legend of Dong Yong and the Seventh Fairy has been widely popular in China over thousands of years. This extensively readapted immortal love story has inspired numerous operas, films and television dramas such as the well-known Huangmei Opera A Goddess’ Marriage.

Constantly looking to innovate, the locally based Zhen Hua Sing Cantonese Opera Association is staging a new version of Under the Pagoda Tree, featuring the renowned actor Chu Chan Wa with a number of local actors. Combining exquisite performance and modern stage technologies, this show embodies the ongoing reinvention of cultural heritage and stage arts.

Executive Producer and Director: Chu Chan Wa
Playwright: Tang Chi Kin
Percussion Design and Leader: Tang Chi Kin
Lighting Design: Lei Pui Mio
Main Cast: Chu Chan Wa and Mok Weng Lam

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval
Performed in Cantonese, with surtitles in Chinese and English

 
VENUE
Parisian Theatre


DATE & TIME
11 May, 2024 (Sat.), 7:30pm
12 May, 2024 (Sun.), 2:30pm


CATEGORIES
Cantonese Opera

*Admissions will be granted to persons aged 6 and above.

 


 
Ticket Information
 
Show Ticket For One:
 
New Cantonese Opera "Under the Pagoda Tree"

VIP : MOP 240
A Reserve: MOP 120

Frances Yip and Macao Chinese Orchestra

VIP: MOP 500
A Reserve: MOP 400
B Reserve: MOP 300
C Reserve: MOP 200

 
 


20% discount
1.For holders of BOC (Macau) Credit Card or BOC (Macau) Card;
2.For holders of MasterCard, VISA card or UnionPay card from ICBC, BNU, Luso International Banking Ltd, BCM Bank, Tai Fung Bank and OCBC Macau.
3.When purchasing 10 or more tickets for the same performance (group tickets);
4.For holders of Macao Teacher Card.^

50% discount^
1.For holders of valid full-time Student Card (holders of local student card or overseas student card) on ticket purchases for two different performances;
2.For holders of Macao Senior Citizen Card or Disability Assessment Registration Card.

^ Each cardholder can only use one discounted ticket per performance. Cardholders are required to present the respective document for admission, otherwise the full ticket fare will be charged.
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