The best in Cantonese opera returns to the Macao Cultural Centre with “Shade of Butterfly and Red Pear Blossom”, a masterpiece with a libretto by legendary playwright Tong Dik Sang. The work is directed by Pak Suet Sin, the original lead actress when the opera premiered in Hong Kong, in 1957. It takes the audience through a fantastic love story between Zhao Ruzhou, a talented scholar, and Xie Suqiu, a well-known courtesan. The main roles are played by popular actresses Connie Chan Po Chu (in the male lead) and Mui Suet Si (in the female lead). Each performance lasts four hours, including one intermission of 20 minutes. The play is performed in Cantonese with Chinese subtitles.
Venue: Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre
Admission: From MOP100, available at Kong Seng Ticketing Service / www.macauticket.com
Enquiries: (853) 2870 0699 / (853) 2855 5555
Organiser: Cultural Affairs Bureau and Macao Government Tourism Office
Map : Macao Cultural Centre
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