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This is a real event that took place in Macao in 1849 (the 29th year of Qing dynasty Emperor Daoguang’s reign):
A plotted land expropriation
An earth-shattering story
A group of affectionate Macao people
A painting scroll of southern China full of historical vicissitudes

Cantonese opera The Soul of Macao is adapted by national first class playwright Li Xinhua from a namesake Beijing Opera work written by a Macao writer, and presented by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and produced by the Foshan Cantonese Opera Troupe. Chu Chan Wa, Macao’s well-known Cantonese opera performer good at playing wenwusheng(scholar and warrior), and Li Shuqin, Director of the Foshan Cantonese Opera Troupe and famous Cantonese opera performer, will play the leads. This production reflects the in-depth cultural co-operation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours, no interval
Performed in Cantonese, with surtitles in Chinese and English

Playwright:Li Xinhua
Director: Long Junjie

Characters and Cast
Ruo Lian Li Shuqin
Shen Zhiliang Chu Chan Wa

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Content provider: Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC)

Last modified: 2019-03-27 21:50

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