Upcoming Events

中国浙江婺剧团七月莅新演出
Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe (3-5 July 2015)
03 Jul 2015 to 05 Jul 2015. 7.45pm / 2.00pm
Ticket Price: $50 $38 $30 $25 $20.



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Program Details

Wu Opera by Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe is back in Singapore by popular demand. Wu opera which has a history spanning more than 400 years is yet another genre of the Chinese opera. It originates and is named after Wuzhou which is the ancient name of modern-day Jinhua, a city in Zhejiang province and home to Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe. Besides the more familiar Yueju, Wu opera is equally feted in Zhejiang for its elaborate costumes, grandiose sets, stirring storylines and well-choreographed performances. By integrating its forte in martial feats with vitality, coarseness and expressive actions in its performances, Wu opera distinguishes itself in giving even civil roles a martial spin as exemplified in The Romance of Lv Bu and Diao Chan (4 Jul), and all-time favourite and signature piece On Broken Bridge (3 Jul), an excerpt from The Legend of White Snake. Acclaimed as the Ultimate Bridge by no less than the late Chinese premier Zhou Enlai, this excerpt will see the actor, Lou Sheng, performing acrobatic flips, rolls, and swift leaps and kneel while actresses Yang Xiayun, and Wu Wenlingwill slither like snakes in their body movements.

Other challenging, creative and heart-stopping stunts require the actor in Lv Bu Test-Rides the Steed(4 Jul)and Meeting by the River (5 Jul) to somersault in full armour from an elevated platform wearing long-feather headgear and thick-soled boots. Another Wu operatic technique of face-changing will be showcased in Zi Du’s Death by Fire (5 Jul) where Lou Sheng will execute swift colour changes to his face in tandem with his various emotional states and inner turmoil.

Opera fans who have missed the awe-inspiring performances of ZWOT during their successful runs in 2012 and 2013 can look forward to a newly-choreographed and predominantly martial-themed repertoire steeped in acrobatic acts in its upcoming 3 performances from 3-5 July 2015 at Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre. They include Double-spear Warrior Lu Wenlong, Gift of a Pearl on Rainbow Bridge Wang Ying Suffers Three Beatings Monkey King Sun Wukong’s antics in Shen Ting Mountain, and Capture of Pang De.

Since their premiere to full house and rave reviews at the Esplanade Theatre in 2013, ZWOT’s dynamic and young lead performers, Yang Xiayun and Lou Sheng have won more accolades for their captivating performances. Yang is a newly-minted winner of the Plum Blossom Award 2015 for Chinese Theatre, while Lou Sheng captured Shanghai’s Magnolia Award in 2013 for his outstanding performance in Zi Du’s Death by Fire.


慈怀义演《南宋孤鸿》
Charity Opera Night
09 Jul 2015 7.30pm
Ticket Price: $25, $35, $50 ($20 for students and Senior Citizens) Charity Tickets at $250 & above*

(Global Tickets. Sales from Thu, 28 May, 9am till Mon, 13 July. For enquiries, please call (65) 3152 9333) Tickets available at Online: www.globaltickets.sg Call Centre (65) 3152 9333 Operating Hours 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday Onsite Ticketing at KAPT, 12pm to 8pm, 4 July 2015 till 9 Jul 2015 ($2 ticketing fee applies) *For charity tickets, please call 6347 6437 / 6442 / 6467 Charity tickets / donations will receive 3 times tax benefit.


《博爱传情暧万心》
Spreading Heart – Warming Love Charity Show
10 Jul 2015 to 13 Jul 2015. 7.30pm
Ticket Price: $25 ($20 for students and Senior Citizens), $50, $250 (VIP)

(Global Tickets. Sales from Thu, 28 May, 9am till Mon, 13 July. For enquiries, please call (65) 3152 9333) Tickets at $25 ($20 for students and Senior Citizens), $50, $250 (VIP) Tickets available at Online: www.globaltickets.sg Call Centre (65) 3152 9333 Operating Hours 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday Onsite Ticketing at KAPT, 12pm to 8pm, 4 July 2015 till 13 Jul 2015 ($2 ticketing fee applies)


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