Experimental Chinese Opera Series: Farewell My Concubine
Why We Recommend it
The West Kowloon Cultural District Xiqu Centre puts a new spin on the classic opera Farewell My Concubine.
The Experimental Opera Series stages four newly adapted Chinese operas, kicking off with the famous classic Farewell My Concubine produced by a local theatre.
So as to help new audiences appreciate this traditional art form, the contemporary adaptation blends traditional vocal techniques in Mandarin with modern elements such as Cantonese singing and newly produced songs.
The stage design is deliberately kept simple; its modest “one-table-and-two- chairs” setup has been enhanced by modern theatre elements such as background music and lighting effects.