Women in the Spotlight
Future of Chinese Opera

Meet Mao Weitao, China’s beloved yue opera artist and the head of Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe.


This important conversation with Fredric Mao – renowned Hong Kong stage director and Chair of Chinese Opera of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts – will explore the strategy and artistic vision needed to develop Chinese opera in response to its popularity.


Mao Weitao will share her experience running the all-female Yue opera troupe in Hangzhou – a city comparable to the size of Hong Kong – how she balances her role on and off stage, managing a full-time company, producing new works, renewing the art form, engaging with audiences old and new, and keeping pace with its home city’s rapid development.


How can one compare the development of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong with that in Hangzhou as witnessed by Mao? Come and find out.


In Putonghua



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26 Mar 2015 (Thu)  



Concert Hall, HKAPA




(FestClub member $15)


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