Les Beatitudes brings back “Heritage • Journeys Continued – Opera Lives” an exhibition revolving around Cantonese Opera, one of the major categories of Chinese Opera.
To promote the rich heritage and preservation of the art form, the exhibition includes installations, talks, and an intimate viewing of special collections on costume and accessories. It will also showcase a 4-meter long upcycled collage repurposed from neckties, a musical tour with a soundtrack curated by legendary DJ Uncle Ray, photographs into the backstage scene, captured by renowned photographer Frank Fischbeck on loan by The University of Hong Kong Libraries, and a 3D backstage wardrobe for visitors to experience.
The journey continues with more in-depth sharing on the world of Cantonese Opera and exquisite items of which some are passed down from generations of master and family, retold through the lens of Li Pui Yan, Eliza, a third generation Cantonese Opera artist.
Exhibit will feature:
- Princess Costume, Formal court lady attire
- Dress for rich unmarried lady with elaborate sequins from 1960’s and selection of shoes including one pair for role with bounded feet (Gifted by famous movie/opera star Nam Hong )
- Rare hair ornaments made from colourful feather of birds handed down from Eliza’s mother who was also an opera artist
- 3D dressing table mock up from real antique fold-out trunk
Date: 12 / 3 / 2021
Topic: Passionate Path to Cantonese Opera
Description: Cantonese Opera artist Li Pui Yan, Eliza will share with you what it is like growing up in a family of Cantonese opera heritage and how she decided to follow her heart into a world of wonders.
Speaker: Li Pui Yan, Eliza
Location: Classroom G12, Haw Par Music, 15A Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang
Admission: Pre-registration is required*
*(Seats are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis)
Register now: https://bit.ly/3bVVygK
Date: 7 – 21 / 3 / 2021
Location: Classroom G12, 13, 1/F Hallway