A sumptuous multi-art experience not to be missed in which spectacular costumes and unique make-ups combined with Chinese and English singing bring to life two wonderful stories. In addition to Chinese opera, the program also features a dazzling dance performance and a virtuoso Chinese instrumentalist as well as a melodic choir piece and a fantastic visual arts exhibition. A fun evening of entertainment for all ages to enjoy!
The Peking Opera will consist of two repertoires. The first, a traditional love story between two young people...with a twist...this Canadian interpretation will involve gender bending and cross cultural collaboration as William Lau plays Sun Yujiao and Wei Meng playss Fu Peng, with Laura Astwood performing as Mama Liu.
The second repertoire is entitled “The Battle of Yuan Cheng” from the famous Chinese historical novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” written by Luo Guanzhong in the 14th century.
The Little Pear Garden Dance Company, Musician Patty Chan, and the AiYue Choir will also perform. Rounding out the evening will be a display of artworks reflecting the family and Chinese-Canadian culture of Ottawa artist Don Kwan.
There will be a brief intermission.
Tickets are $20 General Admission and $12 Students available at: https://artscourt.ca/events/peking-opera/
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Arts Court 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2
Hosted by Autumn Melody Collective / Peking Opera Soirée